Today, US President Donald Trump has released a video condemning the violent insurrection of the US Capitol riots he has been accused for fomenting at the Capitol last week.
In the video message, President Trump condemns the recent violence at the Nation’s Capitol. He also asked for peace at demonstrations that may take place in the coming days ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
The President did not comment on his impeachment from the House of Representatives in the video.
View the entire speech below:
Trump says: “I want to be very clear: I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week.” He says, “Like all of you I was shocked and deeply saddened by the calamity” and “no true supporter” of his “could ever endorse political violence.”
Trump also said that he had directed federal agencies “to use all necessary resources to maintain order in Washington, D.C.” over the next week.”
Trump made no reference to becoming the first president in the nation’s history to be impeached twice.
His speech comes less than an hour after Donald Trump was impeached — which he did not address in the video.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 232-197 to impeach Trump, with 10 Republicans joining with Democrats to charge him with incitement of insurrection.
The House passed a single article of impeachment – a formal charge – accusing Trump of “incitement of insurrection,” focused upon an incendiary speech he delivered to thousands of supporters shortly before the pro-Trump mob rampaged through the Capitol.