Pro-Trump protesters inside the US Capitol building
Pro-Trump protesters inside the US Capitol buildingReuters/Michael Nigro/Sipa USA

Former President Donald Trump hugged a Jan. 6 defendant at a Manchester, New Hampshire diner on Thursday night during a campaign stop, describing the woman, who the next day called for former Vice President Mike Pence to be executed for treason, as “terrific,” according to NBC News.

Micki Larson-Olson, 53, of Abilene, Texas, is described in media reports as a QAnon supporter who considers Trump to still be the president. She was convicted in 2022 of unlawful entry into the US Capitol grounds after the Jan. 6 Capitol breach and sentenced to 180 days in prison.

She met Trump for the first time at the diner, with Trump giving her a hug.

Larson-Olson posted on social media that after climbing the scaffolding that had been set up for Biden’s inauguration, six police officers had to drag her down.

She told NBC News on Friday that her “only regret is that I wasn’t stronger, that I couldn’t hold on longer.” She also told the officers that she wasn’t coming down and they would have to shoot her.

She said she told them: “You can shoot me dead, for all I care, I’m not walking down these damn stairs,"

She also said that Congress members who certified Biden’s election victory should be tried for treason and executed.

“The punishment for treason is death, per the Constitution,” Larson-Olson said. “I believe every single person, every single person that stole a voice from our collective voice of 'We the people, of the people, for the people, by the people,' deserves death, and no less than that.”

She emphasized that she “would like a front seat of Mike Pence being executed," adding that he should be the at the top of the list of those she accused of committing treason.

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