Trump says in post-impeachment message that ‘no true supporter’ of his could endorse political violence

Trump says in post-impeachment message that ‘no true supporter’ of his could endorse political violence

President
Trump
released
a
video
Wednesday
evening
denouncing
last
week’s
riots
at
the

U.S.
Capitol
and
declaring
that
no
true
supporter
of
his
could
support
political
violence.

“Mob
violence
goes
against
everything
I
believe
in
and
everything
our
movement
stands
for,”
Trump
said
in
a
message
from
the
Oval
Office. 

“No
true
supporter
of
mine
could
ever
endorse
political
violence,”
Trump
said.
“No
true
supporter
of
mine
could
ever
disrespect
law
enforcement
or
our
great
American
flag.
No
true
supporter
of
mine
could
ever
threaten
or
harass
their
fellow
Americans.
If
you
do
any
of
these
things,
you
are
not
supporting
our
movement.
You
are
attacking
it
and
you
are
attacking
our
country.
We
cannot
tolerate
it.”

His
comments
were
posted
from
the
White
House’s
Twitter
account
just
hours
after
10 House
Republicans
joined
Democrats
in
impeaching
the
president.
Trump’s
personal
account
has
been
banned
by
Twitter.


TRUMP
DOES
NOT
HAVE
FUTURE
IN
REPUBLICAN
PARTY
AFTER
CAPITOL
RIOT:
REP.
NANCY
MACE

Both
Democrats
and
Republicans
have
suggested
Trump
incited
violence
with
statements
he
made
before
the
riot.

In
her
resignation
letter,
Education
Secretary
Betsy
DeVos
told
Trump: “There
is
no
mistaking
the
impact
your
rhetoric
had
on
the
situation,
it
is
the
inflection
point
for
me.”

“The
President
of
the
United
States
summoned
this
mob,
assembled
the
mob,
and
lit
the
flame
of
this
attack,”
GOP
Conference
Chairwoman
Liz
Cheney,
of
Wyoming,
similarly
said
in
a
statement
explaining
her
support
for
impeachment.
Others,
like
House
Minority
Leader
Kevin
McCarthy,
R-Calif.,
warned
that
impeaching
the
president
would
further
divide
the
country
at
an
already
difficult
time.

Although
Trump
has
generally
called
for
peaceful
protests,
the
attacks
followed
soon after
he
spoke
from
the
Ellipse
near
the
White
House,
telling a
crowd
of
supporters
to
continue
challenging
the
2020
election
results
that
gave
President-elect
Joe
Biden
the
win
and
take
that
fight
to
the
Capitol.

“I
know
that
everyone
here
will
soon
be
marching
over
to
the
Capitol
building
to
peacefully
and
patriotically
make
your
voices
heard,”
he

said.

Rioters
could
be
seen
with
pro-Trump
banners.
At
least
five
people
have

died
in
relation
to
the
riots.

With
just
days
before
Biden’s
inauguration,
scheduled
for
Jan.
20,
the
FBI
reportedly
warned
that
armed
protests
were
planned
at
all
50
state
capitals. 

“In
light
of
reports
of
more
demonstrations,
I
urge
that
there
must
be
NO
violence,
NO
lawbreaking,
and
NO
vandalism
of
any
kind,”
Trump
told
Fox
News
earlier
on
Wednesday.

“That
is
not
what
I
stand
for
and
it
is
not
what
America
stands
for.
I
call
on
ALL
Americans
to
help
ease
tensions
and
calm
tempers.
Thank
You.”

He
noted
that
federal
agencies
were
directed
to
prevent
violence
while
thousands
of
National
Guard
members
were
called
in
to
protect
the
nation’s
capital
and
“ensure
that
a
transition
can
occur
safely
and
without
incident.”

Trump’s
video
also
urged
followers
and
big
tech
companies
to
avoid
inflaming
the
tensions
gripping
Americans
in
the
final
days
of
his
term
in
office.

After
last
week’s
events,
a
long
list
of social
media
platforms
banned
the
president.

Twitter
specifically
banned
him
after
he said
of
the
riot:
“These
are
the
things
and
events
that
happen
when
a
sacred
landslide
election
victory
is
so
unceremoniously
&
viciously
stripped
away
from
great
patriots
who
have
been
badly
&
unfairly
treated
for
so
long.
Go
home
with
love
&
in
peace.
Remember
this
day
forever!”


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The
social
media
giant
also
said
it
removed
more
than
70,000
QAnon-linked
accounts
while
Facebook
blocked
content
containing
the
phrase
“Stop
the
Steal.”

Amazon
ceased
hosting
Parler,
a
right-leaning
alternative
to
Twitter.
Parler
was
also
removed
from
Apple’s
and
Google
Play’s
stores.

“The
efforts
to
censor,
cancel,
and
blacklist
our
fellow
citizens
are
wrong
and
they
are
dangerous,”
Trump
said. “What
is
needed
now
is
for
us
to
listen
to
one
another,
not
to
silence
one
another.”


Fox
News’
Brooke
Singman
contributed
to
this
report.

Sam
Dorman
is
a
reporter
with
Fox
News.
Follow
him
on
Twitter
@DormanInDC
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