WASHINGTON — In a video message released after he was impeached for the second time, President Trump delivered a rebuke of the violence which rocked the US Capitol and issued a call for unity as he prepares to leave the White House.
Sitting behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, the commander in chief said he was “shocked and deeply saddened by the calamity at the Capitol last week.”
“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 and no place in our movement,” Trump said after a mob of his supporters stormed Congress in a riot which killed five people.
“Making America great again has always been about defending the rule of law, supporting the men and women of law enforcement and upholding our nations’ most sacred traditions and values,” he went on.
“Mob violence goes against everything I believe