Donald Trump is telling his supporters to go home after they stormed the U.S. Capitol.
The President of the United States issued a video message on Wednesday (January 6) amid uproar in the country’s capital following Trump‘s claims of election fraud, which have yet to stand up in a court case around the country.
“I know your pain, I know your 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 says.
“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. It’s a very tough period of time. There’s never been a period of time like this where such a thing happened, where they could take it away from all of us – from me, from you, from our country. This was a fraudulent election, but we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace. So go home, we love you, you’re very special. You’ve seen what happens. You see the way others are treated that are so bad and so evil. I know how you feel, but go home, and go home in peace.”
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Trump was caught on tape pressuring a Georgia election official to “find” extra votes recently. The siege of the Capitol comes as Vice President Pence said he would not support Trump‘s pressure to overturn the results of the election.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021