Memes are a lousy way to understand current events. There is a particular meme that illustrates the problem. It is the narrative that President Trump unleashed an angry mob to attack the Capitol on J6, then did nothing to stop the riot, ignoring all entreaties to do so.
There are a number of ways to debunk this narrative. This timeline from the story at the link is a good one.
The protesters entered the Capitol at 2:12 P.M.
Sixteen minutes later, at 2:28 P.M., Trump tweeted, “Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!”
At 3:13 P.M., Mr. Trump added a note: “I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order — respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!”
At 4:17 P.M., Mr. Trump posted a video on Twitter of him speaking directly to the camera in the Rose Garden. “I know your pain,” Mr. Trump said. “I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us, it was a landslide election, and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now.” He added, “We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt.”
Pretty clearly, J6 was not a Reichstag Fire and Trump was not Nero fiddling while Rome burned.
Posted for future reference.