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 mentioned in a video recorded within the Oval Office of the White House.
‘Making America Great Again’ has at all times 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 mentioned.
“The incursion of the US Capitol struck on the very coronary heart of our Republic. It angered and appalled thousands and thousands of Americans throughout the political spectrum. I need to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence that we noticed final week,” the US President mentioned.
“Mob violence goes towards every thing I imagine in and every thing our motion stands for. No true supporter of mine may ever endorse political violence. No true supporter of mine may ever disrespect legislation enforcement or our nice American flag. No supporter of mine may ever threaten or harass their fellow Americans,” he mentioned.
Over the course of the previous 12 months, which was made so tough due to COVID-19, the nation has seen political violence spiral uncontrolled, Trump mentioned.
“We have seen too many riots, too many mobs, too many acts of intimidation and destruction. It should cease,” he mentioned.
“Whether you’re on the best 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 who engaged within the assaults final week will likely be delivered to justice,” Trump mentioned.
“Now, I’m asking everybody who has ever believed in our agenda to be considering of how to ease tensions, calm tempers, and assist to advertise peace in our nation,” he added.
Noting that there have been experiences of further demonstrations being deliberate within the coming days each right here in Washington and throughout the nation, Trump mentioned he has been briefed by the US Secret Service on the potential threats.
Every American deserves to have their voice heard in a respectful and peaceable manner. “That is your First Amendment proper. But I can’t emphasize that there have to be no violence, no law-breaking and no vandalism of any form. Everyone observe our legal guidelines and obey the directions of legislation enforcement,” he mentioned.
Trump mentioned that he has directed federal businesses to make use of all mandatory assets to keep up order in Washington DC. “We are bringing in 1000’s of National Guard members to safe the town and be sure that a transition can happen safely and with out incident,” he mentioned.
“Like all of you, I used to be shocked and deeply saddened by the calamity on the Capitol final week,” the President mentioned.
In the five-minute video, Trump mentioned there was an unprecedented assault on free speech in latest days. “These are tense and tough instances. The efforts to censor, cancel and blacklist our fellow residents are mistaken and they’re harmful,” he mentioned.
“What is required now could be for us to hear to at least one 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 goal. We should deal with advancing the curiosity of the entire nation delivering the miracle vaccines, defeating the pandemic, rebuilding the financial system, defending our nationwide safety and upholding the rule of legislation,” he mentioned.
“Today, I’m calling on all Americans to beat the passions of the second and be part of collectively as one American folks. Let us select to maneuver ahead united for the nice of our households, our communities, and our nation,” Trump mentioned.