President Trump tells protestors at U.S. Capitol to go home in peace

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President Donald J. Trump told protestors fighting freedom of fair elections and fair integrity to go home in peace in a 1-minute long video after they stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

The video was posted to Trump's Twitter account saying the election was allegedly stolen, that everyone knows it was.

“We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it, especially the other side,” Trump said. He added that the protestors must go home and spread peace over supporting law and order. “We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order.”

“We don't want anybody hurt. It's a very tough period of time. There has never been a time like this where such a thing happened where they could take it away from all of us– from me, from you, from our country. This was a fraudulent election. But 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. You’ve seen what happens. You see the way others are treated that are so bad and so evil. I know how you feel, but go home and go home in peace,” Trump concluded.

After Trump posted the video, Twitter flagged it with a warning, reading: “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence.”


The video follows a series of Tweets made by Trump to calm down the angry protestors.

One tweet reads the President pleading everyone protesting at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful.

“I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you,” Trump wrote.


Another tweet by the President is that the Police and Law Enforcement are on the country's side.

“Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful,” Trump wrote.

UPDATE: Twitter, Facebook remove Trump's video telling protestors to go home.

The reason big tech removed Trump's video is due to the fact that if Trump tells people to go home and stop protesting he could then invoke the powers of the Insurrection Act.

The act reads: “Before invoking the powers under the Act, 10 U.S.C. 254 requires the President to first publish a proclamation ordering the insurgents to disperse.”

Image/Video: Donald J. Trump

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