After fans spotted a picture of indie lo-fi musicians Ariel Pink and John Maus in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Pink has confirmed and defended his attendance at a pro-Trump rally outside the White House.
Documentary filmmaker Alex Lee Moyer posted an Instagram picture of her with Pink and Maus lounging on a hotel bed with the caption "the day we almost died but instead had a great time." She also posted a video of Maus observing nearby crowds at the Capitol, where a score of Trump supporters stormed the building in violent efforts to overturn the election. The riot left four dead.
Pink clarified that he was not a part of the mob because "I don't and never have advocated for violent confrontation or rioting," according to his response to a screenshot of Moyer's highly criticized picture during his late-night Twitter response. "I was in dc to peacefully show my support for the president. i attended the rally on the white house lawn and went back to hotel and took a nap. case closed."