The outgoing president’s brief statement came as the House of Representatives prepared to accuse him of « inciting » the insurrection of his followers last week on Capitol Hill.
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Washington.- The outgoing president of the United States, Donald trump, asked his followers not incur « violence« or break the law in the coming days, given the multiple reports that point to new armed concentrations before the investment within a week of the elected president, Joe biden.
« Given the information about new demonstrations, I urge that there should be NOTHING of violence, NO law-breaking and NO vandalism of any kind, « Trump said in a statement released by the White House.
« That is not what I stand for, and it is not what the United States stands for. I ask ALL Americans to help defuse tensions and calm down. Thank you! »
The brief statement from the outgoing president came as the House of Representatives prepared to accuse him of « inciting » the insurrection of his followers last week in the Capitol, which will force the Senate to subject Trump to a second impeachment trial.
Trump has sent mixed messages about the assault on his followers to the Capitol: during the attack he described them as « very special people », but later tried to distance himself from them and condemn the violence.
This Tuesday, Trump avoided assuming any kind of responsibility for what happened and defended as « totally appropriate » the speech he gave before the assault on the Capitol, in which he urged his followers to address Congress to prevent lawmakers from ratifying Biden’s victory.
His new message comes two days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned that followers Trump radicals plan « armed protests » planned in all 50 states of the country between the 16th and the 20th, when Biden will take office.
Extremist groups, which after the closure of thousands of their Twitter accounts and the blocking of the conservative social network Parler have begun to coordinate in encrypted messaging applications such as Telegram, have also threatened a possible new assault on the Capitol or to the headquarters of the state Congresses.
Despite Trump’s request to avoid violenceSome analysts believe that the outgoing president has emboldened the extremists even more with his affirmations this Tuesday that the impeachment that is being prepared in Congress is generating a lot of « anger » in the country.
The violence last week has led to the maximum tightening of security in Washington, and it is expected that before the investment more than 20,000 members of the National Guard are activated, already protecting the Capitol for days.