Washington – President Donald Trump is not taking any responsibility for his role in thwarting a violent rebellion in the US Capitol last week.
A Capitol police officer died from injuries sustained in the riot, and police shot a woman during the violence. Officials said three other people died in a medical emergency.
Speaking to reporters ahead of his trip to Texas on Tuesday, Trump says his remarks to supporters last week were “completely appropriate.”
His supporters stormed the Capitol, before Trump encouraged him to march to the nation’s government seat, where lawmakers were tallying Electoral College votes, confirming President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory. For months, Trump had also spread the baseless claim that the November election was bogus, despite his administration’s own conclusions to the contrary.
As the rioters were still in the Capitol, Trump released a video stating that he told the rioters inciting the incident: “We love you. You are very special “
Also: President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House Tuesday that the prospect of impeachment is “tremendous anger” in the nation. But he said he wants “no violence.”
The President spoke as soon as he left for Texas to survey the border wall with Mexico. His remarks were his first for journalists since the Capitol attack.
On impeachment, Trump said that this is “an awful thing they are doing.” But he said, “We want no violence. Never commit violence. “
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