Outgoing United States President Donald Trump on Thursday unequivocally condemned final week’s Capitol Hill riot, and asserted there’s by no means a justification or an excuse for such violence. “Violence and vandalism have completely no place in our nation and no place in our motion,” he stated in a video recorded within the Oval Workplace of the White Home.
‘Making America Nice Once more’ has all the time been about defending the rule of legislation, supporting the women and men of legislation enforcement and upholding the nation’s most sacred traditions and values, Trump stated.
“The incursion of the US Capitol struck on the very coronary heart of our Republic. It angered and appalled hundreds of thousands of People throughout the political spectrum. I wish to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence that we noticed final week,” the US President stated.
“Mob violence goes in opposition to all the things I imagine in and all the things our motion stands for. No true supporter of mine might ever endorse political violence. No true supporter of mine might ever disrespect legislation enforcement or our nice American flag. No supporter of mine might ever threaten or harass their fellow People,” he stated.
Over the course of the previous yr, which was made so troublesome due to COVID-19, the nation has seen political violence spiral uncontrolled, Trump stated.
“We now have seen too many riots, too many mobs, too many acts of intimidation and destruction. It should cease,” he stated.
“Whether or not you’re on the fitting or on the left, a Democrat or a Republican, there’s by no means a justification for violence. No excuses, no exceptions. America is a nation of legal guidelines. Those that engaged within the assaults final week might be dropped at justice,” Trump stated.
“Now, I’m asking everybody who has ever believed in our agenda to be pondering of how to ease tensions, calm tempers, and assist to advertise peace in our nation,” he added.
Noting that there have been stories of extra demonstrations being deliberate within the coming days each right here in Washington and throughout the nation, Trump stated he has been briefed by the US Secret Service on the potential threats.
Each American deserves to have their voice heard in a respectful and peaceable approach. “That’s your First Modification proper. However I can’t emphasize that there have to be no violence, no law-breaking and no vandalism of any form. Everybody observe our legal guidelines and obey the directions of legislation enforcement,” he stated.
Trump stated that he has directed federal businesses to make use of all needed assets to take care of order in Washington DC. “We’re bringing in hundreds of Nationwide Guard members to safe the town and make sure that a transition can happen safely and with out incident,” he stated.
“Like all of you, I used to be shocked and deeply saddened by the calamity on the Capitol final week,” the President stated.
Within the five-minute video, Trump stated there was an unprecedented assault on free speech in current days. “These are tense and troublesome occasions. The efforts to censor, cancel and blacklist our fellow residents are flawed and they’re harmful,” he stated.
“What is required now could be for us to pay attention to 1 one other, to not silence each other. All of us can select by our actions to rise above the rank and discover widespread floor and shared objective. We should concentrate on advancing the curiosity of the entire nation delivering the miracle vaccines, defeating the pandemic, rebuilding the economic system, defending our nationwide safety and upholding the rule of legislation,” he stated.
“In the present day, I’m calling on all People to beat the passions of the second and be a part of collectively as one American individuals. Allow us to select to maneuver ahead united for the nice of our households, our communities, and our nation,” Trump stated.