President Donald Trump issued a message on social media urging his supporters to please “go home” after a rally outside of the Capitol devolved into a riot situation on Wednesday.
In a video message posted on his Twitter account, the president decried the violence occurring after the Capitol was breached. One woman was confirmed shot inside of the building where lawmakers had gathered to certify the election results for Democrat Joe Biden.
“I know your pain, I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us,” the president said. “But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order … We don’t want anybody hurt.”
“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,” Trump added.
— Donald J.