President Donald Trump gave a statement to Fox News moments before the House voted to impeach him a second time. Trump claimed he did not stand for violence and instead asked Americans to help “calm tempers.”
“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.”
Trump also called on “Big Tech” companies like Facebook and Twitter to help with the “peaceful transition” of power next week.
Fox News interviewed one of Trump’s advisers and said the president wanted Americans to “join with him” to ensure a peaceful transfer of power to president-elect Joe Biden next week.
“President Trump is asking all Americans to join with him in ensuring that there is an orderly and peaceful transition next week. President Trump is also asking that Big Tech companies join with him in this effort.”