When Donald Trump responded to the subpoena, along with the usual anger, there was a bit of mockery. The TV ratings of the committee of inquiry as of January 6 are "pathetic," he wrote.
Of course that's not true. Millions of Americans have been following the meetings of the Capitol Storming Committee for months. They are staged for television, a Netflix-ready staging of interviews and clips. This has really made many people realize what Trump had planned in the weeks after the 2020 presidential election: a coup against American democracy.