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President Trump told his supporters who stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday that he “knows their pain” but that they must “go home in peace.”
The clip has been flagged by Twitter and comments have been blocked.
“I know how you feel, but go home and go home in peace. I know you’re in pain. I know you’re hurt,” Trump said in a one minute video address released on his Twitter account.
Trump also directly addressed the presidential election and continued to claim he lost to President-elect Joe Biden because of voter fraud.
“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. 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,” he said.
Moments after Trump posted the message, Twitter labeled it with a warning that “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence.”
The mob descended on the Capitol soon after Congress convened a joint session to certify the Electoral College vote and that scores of Republicans in the House and Senate were expected to contest.
Biden won 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232.
“It’s a very tough period of time. There has never been a 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,” he said.
“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,” he said.
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