Trump condemns deadly attack of US Capitol in video, ignores impeachment vote

Video of President Donald Trump is displayed on a monitor in the briefing room of the White House after the House of Representatives voted 232 to 197 to impeach him for inciting a violent insurrection against the U.S. government on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
Video of President Donald Trump is displayed on a monitor in the briefing room of the White House after the House of Representatives voted 232 to 197 to impeach him for inciting a violent insurrection against the U.S. government on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

President Donald Trump released a video Wednesday evening that condemned the violent attack last week on the U.S. Capitol that he fomented.

The video came out after he was impeached by the U.S. House for inciting an insurrection. However, Trump in the video ignored his second impeachment, which this time included Republican votes and marked the first time in the nation’s history a president was impeached twice.

“I want to be very clear: I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week,” Trump said, adding that “no true supporter” of his “could ever endorse political violence.”

Trump also urged his supporters to remain peaceful amid concerns about additional violence in the days before President-elect Joe Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration.

“In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be no violence, no lawbreaking and no vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on all Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers.”

Trump said he has directed federal agencies “to use all necessary resources to main order in Washington, D.C.” over the next week.

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