Trump Appeals to Supporters: No Violence, No Violation of the Law and No Vandalism
Current US President Donald Trump called on Americans to help "ease tensions and temper fervor," saying he does not support violence, lawbreaking and vandalism. Trump's statement was published by Fox News.
Later, the statement should appear on the White House website.
“In light of the reports of new demonstrations, I urge NO violence, violations of the law and ANY vandalism,” Trump said. “This is not what I stand for and this is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm their nerves. Thank you,” he added.
A Trump adviser said the White House will try to post the statement on all Trump’s official social media accounts.
“President Trump is asking all Americans to join him in bringing about an orderly and peaceful transition next week. He is also asking big tech companies to join his efforts,” Trump’s senior adviser told Fox News.
“This is a critical moment in the history of our country, and, of course, we can all unite to convey this important message, and not continue to play in party politics,” the adviser added.
Trump made the announcement at a time when the House of Representatives was discussing his impeachment for inciting rebellion.
Meanwhile, the US National Guard military arrived at the Capitol building. There will be at least 10,000 in Washington by Saturday, and that number could more than double on Joe Biden’s inauguration day next week.
- On January 11, the FBI warned that this week, until the inauguration day on January 20, armed protests are planned in all 50 state capitals and at the US Capitol with the aim of seizing government.
- Facebook today said it is seeing an increase in signals indicating possible future acts of violence associated with challenging the results of the US presidential election.