After a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, President Donald Trump told them he knows their pain, but urged them to leave.
“We had an election that was stolen from us,” Trump said in a video posted to Twitter. “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.”
Trump posted the brief video several hours after the crowd forced its way into the Capitol and disrupted proceedings to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race.
I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
Trump repeated his baseless claims of a fraudulent, stolen election several times in the video, while at the same time telling his supporters to leave the Capitol.
GOPUSA Editor’s Note: The media claim of no evidence of voter fraud is disputed. Election Fraud Archive
Members of the House of Representatives and Senate had moved to their respective chambers to begin debating objections to certifying Biden’s win earlier today. The pro-Trump crowd soon forced its way inside the Capitol after a rally at which Trump encouraged them to head to the building to protest today’s session.
The crowd clashed with police, broke windows and doors and tore down security fencing. Some of the mob eventually entered the House and Senate chambers and brought the certification session to a halt.
“We love you. You’re very special,” Trump said in the Twitter video. “Go home in peace.”
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