President Donald Trump has released a video addressing the protesters and rioters currently storming the Capitol building asking them to respect law and order and to go home in peace. As he did so, he acknowledged again that the election was stolen and that times are unprecedented.
“I know your pain. I know you’re hurt,” started Trump in the video.
“We had an election that was stolen from us,” he continued. “It was a landslide election and everyone knows it. Especially the other side.”
“But you have to go home now,” urged Trump. “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.”
Trump noted that there’s never been a time like this where this level of fraud could happen and the entire country could be taken from Americans.
“This was a fraudulent election, but we can’t play into the hands of these people,” stated Trump.
“So go home,” said Trump. “We love you, you’re very special.”
Trump acknowledged the rage many feel from being treated as they are but once again urged that they go home in peace.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
The video posted to Twitter was quickly censored by Twitter and made unsharable except through quote tweet. It also came with a warning stating that Trump’s claim of election fraud is disputed and thus all interaction with it has been stopped so it would not further incite violence.
It’s unlikely that Trump’s call to end the violence and destruction will actually get it to stop. Many of these people sieging the Capitol building will likely continue to cause havoc within it until they are put down by police.
According to Townhall, Trump has summoned the National Guard to protect the Capitol building. One woman has already suffered a gunshot wound to the neck.