President Donald Trump released a video statement on Wednesday that addressed the violence that broke out on Capitol Hill following a rally that he held earlier in the day.
In the video, which was severely limited by Twitter, Trump made claims about the election being stolen that have not been substantiated by law enforcement officials. Former Attorney General William Barr, a favorite among the president’s base, previously stated that federal investigators “not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”
In the video, Trump stated:
I know your pain. I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But 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. We don’t want anybody hurt. It’s a very tough period of time. There’s 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. Read more…