U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White Home on journey to go to the U.S.-Mexico border Wall in Texas, in Washington, U.S., January 12, 2021.
Kevin Lemarque | Reuters
President Donald Trump on Tuesday doubled down his incendiary rhetoric that incited the Capitol riot final week, warning that it was harmful to the USA for him to be impeached for his conduct.
Trump additionally claimed that his inflammatory feedback at a rally shortly earlier than the invasion of the halls of Congress by 1000’s of his supporters on Wednesday weren’t dangerous.
“Individuals thought what I mentioned was completely acceptable,” Trump advised reporters earlier than touring to Texas, when he was requested what his private accountability was for the violence.
Trump, who faces an anticipated impeachment by the Home of Representatives, additionally claimed that “I would like no violence,” throughout transient remarks to the media.
However he didn’t condemn the violence on the Capitol, which was motivated to protest towards and preven the certification by Congress of the election of Joe Biden as the subsequent president.
Trump didn’t reply when requested if he would resign earlier than the tip of his time period subsequent week.
Trump’s feedback had been the primary time that he had spoken to the media because the riot, which killed a Capitol police officer, and left 4 others useless.
The president, who has been banned from a slew of social media platforms since final week due to his feedback, mentioned “I feel Huge Tech has made a horrible mistake.”
In an obvious reference to his ban on Twitter and elsewhere, Trump mentioned it’s “very, very dangerous for our nation and that is main others to do the identical factor.”
“And it causes a variety of issues and a variety of hazard. Huge mistake. They should not be doing it,” the president mentioned. “However there’s all the time a counter transfer after they do this. I’ve by no means seen such anger as I see proper now and that is a horrible factor.”
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