Statement from President Trump after reports of more protests
President Trump releases a statement as the FBI warns of possible armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
The White House today released the following statement from President Donald Trump:
“In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank You.”
U.S. officials say the FBI warned law enforcement agencies ahead of last week’s breach of the U.S. Capitol about the potential for extremist-driven violence. That contradicts earlier statements that law enforcement agencies were caught off guard by the assault by supporters of President Donald Trump.
Below is a video of the statement delivered by President Trump on Jan. 7, 2021.