Trump Releases Statement ‘In Light of Reports of More Demonstrations’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for peace in the fractured nation he leads, one week after an anti-election protest escalated into a rampage of rioting inside the U.S. Capitol.

“In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind,” Trump said in a statement posted on the White House website.

“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.”

Since Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have blocked Trump from directly communicating on social media as he has throughout his presidency, the message was tweeted by his son Eric Trump.

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio read the statement on the House floor, according to The New York Times.

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