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Trump Claims to Oppose Violence, One Week After Telling Insurrectionists “We Love You”

HeadlineJan 14, 2021

President Trump released a video Wednesday in which he claimed to oppose political violence. Trump read a prepared statement from a teleprompter in a five-minute video posted on the White House’s official Twitter account.

President Donald Trump: “I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement.”

Trump went on to blame “both sides” of the political spectrum for violence over the past year. His statement came a week after he told his supporters, “We love you. You’re very special,” as they rampaged through the Capitol.

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