After facing calls from Republicans and Democrats, including Biden, to tell his supporters to leave the U.S. Capitol, President Donald Trump tweeted a video sympathizing with protesters and rioters but telling them to go home.
Officials have declared the U.S. Capitol complex “secure” after violent protesters loyal to the President stormed the building Wednesday. Rioters forced lawmakers into hiding in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.
“I know your pain. I know your hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election. Everyone knows it, especially the other side. You have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order,” he said.
He also went on to call the supporters “very special.” He also said, “we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace. So go home. We love you. You’re very special.”
The video was issued more than two hours after rioters began storming the Capitol as lawmakers convened for an extraordinary