Trump condemns violence at deadly Capitol riot in new White House video

Trump condemns violence at deadly Capitol riot in new White House video
President Donald Trump sent a message to the nation in a video released by the White House Wednesday. (Source: The White House via Facebook)

WASHINGTON (WCSC) - President Donald Trump did not mention impeachment in a video released by the White House Wednesday.

A Message from President Donald J. Trump

Posted by The White House on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

But Trump, sitting at his desk in the White House, did talk about the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday.

“I want to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week,” he said. “Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement. Making America Great Again has always been about defending the rule of law.”

He said mob violence goes against everything he believes in, adding, “no true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence.”

“Those who engaged in the attacks last week will be brought to justice,” he said.

He said he has been briefed by the U.S. Secret Service on potential threats still being planned.

“There must be no violence, no law breaking, and no vandalism of any kind,” he said.

He asked people to think of ways to ease tempers and promote peace.

“We will get through this challenge just like we always do,” he said.

Trump was in the Oval Office as the House of Representatives voted to impeach him. He became the first president to be impeached twice. The vote came days after a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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