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Donald Trump Defends Armed St. Louis Suburban Couple

Charlie Spieringby Charlie Spiering

President Donald Trump defended an armed couple in St. Louis, Missouri, after they appeared outside their home with guns to defend their property from rioters.

“These people were standing there, never used it and they were legal, the weapons,” Trump said, predicting the couple would have been badly beaten and their house destroyed without taking action.

The president appeared appalled Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner announced an investigation into Mark and Patricia McCloskey after they stood in front of their house displaying their firearms as hundreds of protesters entered their community.

“Now I understand somebody local, they want to prosecute these people. It’s a disgrace,” Trump said.

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