Horned Capitol protester feels 'duped' after Donald Trump didn't pardon him - lawyer

The shirtless horned man who took part in the Capitol riots says he feels "duped" by Donald Trump after the former US President decided not to pardon him, his lawyer says.

Jake Angeli featured prominently on social media for his odd attire during the January 6 riots where protesters attempted to stop the certification of Joe Biden's election victory.

Angeli, who is known as 'QAnon Shaman', later turned himself in to police and made more headlines for refusing to eat as the food served wasn't organic.

On Thursday, lawyer Al Watkins told KSDK news outlet that Angeli was disappointed Trump hadn't pardoned him and other protesters before leaving office last week.

"He regrets very, very much having not just been duped by the President, but by being in a position where he allowed that duping to put him in a position to make decisions he should not have made," Watkins said. 

"As to my client, the guy with the horns and the fur, the meditation and organic food... I'm telling you that we cannot simply wave a magic wand and label all these people on January 6 the same." 

Trump granted a wave of pardons in his final days as President including for former top fundraiser Elliott Broidy, former White House aide Steve Bannon and rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black.

But despite calls for clemency from Capitol protesters, Trump decided against granting them pardons.

Watkins told KSDK that Trump's decision had been a wakeup call for Angeli.

He also criticised Trump for his speech before the riots which is considered to have incited the violence.

"Let's roll the tape. Let's roll the months of lies, and misrepresentations and horrific innuendo and hyperbolic speech by our president designed to inflame, enrage, motivate," said Watkins. 

"What's really curious is the reality that our president, as a matter of public record, invited these individuals, as President, to walk down to the capitol with him."

More than 116 people are facing charges for the Capitol riots and the number continues to grow, KSDK reported.