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Trump condemns violence without mentioning impeachment

The outgoing president, Donald Trump, assured that he “unequivocally” condemns the violence of last week, when his followers stormed the Capitol, in a speech to the nation in which he did not mention the impeachment approved in Congress.

“I want to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country, “Trump stressed in a message to the nation without alluding to the impeachment trial in which he is precisely accused of” inciting insurrection “for last week’s assault on the Capitol.

Referring to his supporters, he noted that “making America great again has always been about defending the rule of law, supporting the men and women of law enforcement, enforcing and defending the most sacred traditions and values ​​of the United States. our nation ”.

“The violence of the mobs goes against everything I believe in,” he stressed, assuring that none of his followers could “disrespect the law or our great American flag.”

“If you do any of these things,” he warned, “you are not supporting our movement.”

THE NATIONAL GUARD AGAINST POTENTIAL THREATS

In this context, he considered that there have been “too many riots, too many mobs, too many acts of intimidation and destruction,” and called on those who encourage him to stop, whether from the left or the right.

“Now I ask everyone who has ever believed in our agenda to think of ways to ease tensions, defuse tempers and help promote peace in our country,” he added.

He also affirmed that he has been warned by the Secret Service of “potential threats” due to demonstrations that have been called for the next few days in Washington and other areas of the country on the occasion of the transfer of command ceremony.

“I have directed federal agencies to use all necessary resources to maintain order in Washington. We are bringing thousands of members of the National Guard to secure the city and ensure that the transition can occur safely and without incident, “he anticipated.

Trump will leave the White House next Wednesday, January 20, the day on which the inauguration ceremony of his successor, Democrat Joe Biden, is scheduled, which the current president has announced that he will not attend.

Likewise, Trump took the opportunity to criticize, without going into detail, the “cancellation and censorship efforts”, in a tacit allusion to the measures adopted by different platforms and social networks that have suspended their accounts and some of their radical followers because they consider that they served to incite violence in the Capitol, which caused five deaths.

“I call on all Americans to overcome the passions of the moment and come together as one people. Let us choose to move forward together for the good of our families, our communities, and our country, ”Trump concluded.