Jenna Ryan, pictured on the right on the plane, attended the US Capitol riots in the hope of finding romance – only to be ditched for another woman (Pictures: NBC News)
A Donald Trump supporter traveled to the US Capitol riots by private jet for a date – only for her suitor to ditch her for another woman. Jenna Ryan, 50, agreed to attend the ‘Save America’ rally after receiving a Facebook message from a ‘really cute guy.’
But Ryan, from Dallas in Texas, ended up being ignored by the unidentified hunk after he spotted another woman, who she did not name, with Ryan since arrested and charged with ‘storming’ the seat of the US government.
The estate agent and radio show host told NBC News: ‘He was adorable. And there was another adorable girl there, too, and they ended up getting together, darn it.’ Ryan shot to notoriety after tweeting photos of herself headed to Washington DC from Dallas on the luxury plane.
She said: ‘I always see all these MAGA (Make America Great Again) rallies, so I said “Heck yeah, let’s go”. I mean, who wouldn’t go and get on a private jet?’ Ryan said she planned to go in ‘solidarity’ with President Trump, who she believes was sent by God to save the US.
Ryan hit the headlines after sharing photos of herself traveling to the Save America rally – which later descended into riots – by private jet
Trump addressed the rally, claimed Joe Biden had stolen his victory – and that his protesters should visit the nearby Capitol, where a ceremonial certification process was taking place.
Thousands – including Ryan – did just that, with the ensuing riot forcing lawmakers including Vice President Mike Pence to be evacuated. Much of the Capitol was trashed, with four protesters and a police officer dying in the ensuing melee.
Ryan insists a video which saw her say ‘We’re gonna go down and storm the Capitol,’ was not a declaration of violence. She told Today: ‘If you look up the term storm, you can storm in the kitchen.
‘You can storm in and say “No more.” I’m not storming into kill people. What I meant, life or death, is if someone kills me, I will stand for my truth, even if someone kills me.’
Ryan is pictured inside the US Capitol building. She claims she only stayed inside for several minutes before leaving
Ryan filmed herself barging into the building, but says she thought ‘Ew’ on seeing the crowds inside, and left again after a few minutes. She posed next to a broken window outside, and wrote: ‘Window at The capital [sic].
‘And if the news doesn’t stop lying about us we’re going to come after their studios next…’
But Ryan insists that tweet was misinterpreted and that she is ‘innocent.’ She faces charges of disorderly conduct and trespassing in a protected building – and has appealed to President Trump to pardon her.
She said: ‘President Trump, I want you to know that I have been a true supporter of yours, and I believe you won the election. I was not a violent protester, and I would ask that you would pardon me from this misdemeanor.’
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