President Donald Trump addressed the nation on Wednesday in a video put out through the White House social media accounts, after the second round of impeachment hearings by the Democratic led House of Representatives.
In the video, the President did not speak of the impeachment hearing, but adamantly stated,“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.”
“Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for. No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence,” Trump continued. “No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag. No true supporter of mine could ever threaten or harass their fellow Americans. If you do any of these things, you are not supporting our movement, you’re attacking it and you’re attacking our country. We cannot tolerate it.”
After reports of the possibility of additional protests and potential threats of violence in the upcoming week before inauguration day, President Trump said, “There must be no violence, no lawbreaking, and no vandalism of any kind. Everyone must follow our laws.”