What a difference a week makes. The United states president trump is presently very clear wanting and demanding his followers to call off any destructive plots around next week’s inauguration.
The surprisely dramatic change of voice came hours after the House of Representatives voted to impeach him — for a historic 2nd time — for prompting the Capitol insurrection. Trump said, “I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement.”
In the video message, recorded in the Oval Office, he spoke directly to his devoted followers, saying … “No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence. No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag.”
No doubt, just one week ago he asked his assembled followers in Washington D.C. to show courage to take back the country, and later instructed them to rally to the Capitol where Congress was voting to verify Joe Bidden Presidential victor.
In his recent statements, Donald Trump referenced FBI intelligence about plans for brutal protests in all 50 states on and before Inauguration Day. He said the National Guard and law enforcement will ensure the transition to Biden will happen “safely and without incident.”
Donald Trump also complained about censorship, a reference to his ban from multiple digital platforms like Twitter. He never mentioned his impeachment, but it certainly seems he’s going out of hand to estrange himself from the Capitol violence.
He’d already release a writer earlier in the day condemning the riots, and this was his 2nd video message doing the same.
One aspect of the video that might be hard to swallow was his claim that … “Like all of you, I was shocked and deeply saddened at the calamity at the Capitol last week.”
More than 220 supporters of Congress obviously don’t feel he could genuinely be shocked about chaos he incited.