WATCH IT: Trump Releases Video Condemning Violence, Doesn’t Comment On His Impeachment

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In his first public remarks since the House voted to impeach him for a second time, President Trump said he “unequivocally condemns” the violence that took place at last week’s Capitol riot.

“Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for,” Trump said. “No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence.”

Trump said individuals who participated in the riot will be “brought to justice.” He called for supporters to help “ease tensions, calm tempers and help to promote peace” in our country.”

The president also addressed planned demonstrations in Washington ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, telling those who plan to attend to refrain from violence and lawbreaking.

“I have directed federal agencies to use all necessary resources to maintain order,” Trump said.

The video was posted on YouTube on the White House’s official channel. President Trump has been banned from using most social media platforms in his personal capacity in recent days.

The president also addressed his ban from various social media platforms in his latest video. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have indefinitely suspended his account. Separately, Amazon has barred Parler, a social media platform favored by the right, from using its web hosting services.

“Efforts to censor, cancel and blacklist our fellow citizens are wrong and they are dangerous,” Trump said. “What is needed now is for us to listen to one another, not to silence one another.”

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11 COMMENTS

  1. One great American! Sadly he has made some missteps, but haven’t we all? Today’s actions in Congress and the banning by medium he’s used to express his free right of speech I think is a threat to us all. Sad day in America!

  2. I wonder why this time he left out the line “And if you do engage in violence, I promise to pay your legal fees.” I always thought that made him sound tough.

  3. Oh, don’t worry @Reb_Eliezer, he’s been saying it for ages, even on the day of the rally, before it turned into a riot. But your preferred media channels choose to disregard it, and your cognitive dissonance erase ignores it.

  4. the democrat and republican establishments, aka, the political class, committed treason against this country. All the violence that resulted and the violence still to come are the consequence of the illegal coup against president Trump.