CONCORD, NH — In case you missed it, it turns out “back the blue” is just a slogan for Republicans. Not only did Donald Trump’s New Hampshire Deputy Director attend the January 6 riots where police officers were violently assaulted in an attempt to overthrow an election — he also told police officers to hang themselves. Trump has a history of cozying up to extremists, so it’s no surprise that he has an anti-law enforcement insurrectionist on his New Hampshire payroll.
As a reminder, Trump has called January 6 rioters “patriots” and “great people,” embraced a woman in New Hampshire who was convicted of participating in the January 6 insurrection, and even hosted insurrectionists at his campaign launch.
NBC News: Trump campaign aide told police officers to 'go hang yourself' at Jan. 6 riot
The No. 2 official in Hampshire on Donald Trump's presidential campaign told police to kill themselves in an expletive-ridden Jan. 6 video shot in close proximity to the Capitol, according to a recording posted earlier this month by an X account associated with the "Sedition Hunters," a group of online sleuths that have helped authorities identify hundreds of people present that day.
"If you are a police officer and are going to abide by unconstitutional bulls---, I want you to do me a favor right now and go hang yourself because you’re a piece of s---," Dylan Quattrucci, the deputy state director of Trump's campaign in New Hampshire, says in the video. "Go f--- yourself."
Four officers who responded to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot later died by suicide. Earlier this month, the Justice Department determined that one of those officers, Jeffrey Smith, died in the line of duty as part of a process that awards survivor benefits to his widow.
Two people who are familiar with Quattrucci confirmed to NBC News that the man in the video is him. The video shows him wearing the same outfit that he was wearing in tweets he posted that day that were first surfaced by WMUR-TV of Manchester.
The photo pinned at the top of Quattrucci's account on X, the social media platform long known as Twitter, is one of him with Trump at a New Hampshire campaign office on June 27.