President Donald Trump tweeted a video message on Wednesday night, in which he did not mention the impeachment announced to him by the House of Representatives. The video message was released at around 6:00 pm local time, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the articles of impeachment approved by a majority of legislators.
Trump in his speech drew attention to the violence that took place within the walls of the Capitol on January 6 and, ultimately, led to the fact that the House of Representatives impeached the president with the wording “for inciting violence.”
“I want to be very clear: I condemn the violence we saw last week unreservedly. In our country … there is no place for violence and vandalism, “- said Trump, adding that the people who trashed the Capitol last week are not its” true supporters. “
“Crowd violence goes against everything that I believe in and against everything that our movement stands for,” Trump said, not claiming responsibility for the actions that led to Wednesday’s unrest.
“My true supporters disapprove of political violence. None of my true supporters can disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag. None of my true supporters have ever threatened … their compatriots … If you do something like that, then you are not supporting our movement – you are attacking it. You are attacking our country. We will not tolerate this, “- this is how Trump commented on the actions of the people who burst into the Congress building with the flags of the” Make America Great Again “movement.
Trump also announced an “unprecedented attack” on free speech, referring to the actions of major social networks that blocked his personal accounts.