“I understand how you are feeling, however go house and go house in peace,” the outgoing president stated.
Trump additionally perpetuated the falsehood that the election was “stolen from us,” a trigger that has fueled the takeover of the Capitol by Trump’s most fervent supporters.
“This was a fraudulent election, however we won’t play into the palms of those individuals. We’ve to have peace,” the president stated.
Twitter shortly restricted sharing of the video and different actions “because of a danger of violence.”
Trump’s message got here after he despatched two tweets that have been derided by Republicans and Democrats alike as inadequate to quell the rebellion, during which the Home and Senate have been each compelled into lockdown, Vice President Mike Pence was rushed out of the Senate chamber, and pictures from the Home appeared to point out an armed standoff at that chamber’s entrance door.
The video additionally got here after president-elect Joe Biden gave a speech calling on Trump to “step up” and tackle the rioters.
“At their greatest, the phrases of a president can encourage,” Biden stated. “At their worst, they’ll incite.”