President Donald Trump is asking supporters and protesters to go home following incidents of violence and groups of people entering the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to condemn the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over Trump.
“I know your pain, I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone know it, especially the other side,” Trump said. “But you have to go home now.”
Twitter flagged the video by Trump in a disclaimer that reads: “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, Retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence.”
Police evacuated at least two buildings on Capitol Hill as protestors tore down and crossed police barriers to enter the buildings.
Trump’s video comes after President-elect Joe Biden took to social media to demand that Trump put and end to the “siege.”
I call on President Trump to go on national television now to fulfill his oath and defend the Constitution by demanding an end to this siege.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 6, 2021
America is so much better than what we’re seeing today.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 6, 2021