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President Trump Video and Press Release Regarding January 6, Other Recent & Upcoming Events

Published January 13, 2021

On January 13, 2021, President Trump released a press release and video regarding several recent and upcoming events including the storming of the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021, the potential for future demonstrations about the election, the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden, as well as recent events on social media platforms, among other things.

Press Release Titled “Statement from the President”

“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.”

Video Released by President Trump Titled “A Message from President Donald J. Trump”

A transcript can be found below the video.

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“My fellow Americans i want to speak to
you tonight
about the troubling events of the past
week
as I have said the incursion of the u.s
capitol
struck at the very heart of our republic
it angered and appalled millions of
Americans
across the political spectrum
i want to be very clear i unequivocally
condemned the violence that we saw last
week
violence and vandalism have absolutely
no place in our country
and no place in our movement making
America great again has always been
about defending the rule of law
supporting the men and women of law
enforcement and upholding our nation’s
most sacred traditions and values
mob violence goes against everything i
believe in
and everything our movement stands for
no true supporter of mind could ever
endorse
political violence no true supporter of
mine could ever disrespect
law enforcement or our great American
flag
no true supporter of mind could ever
threaten or harass their fellow
Americans
if you do any of these things you are
not supporting our movement
you are attacking it and you are
attacking our country
we cannot tolerate it tragically over
the course of the past year
made so difficult because of covid-19
we have seen political violence spiral
out of control, we have seen too many
riots too many mobs too many
acts of intimidation and destruction
it must stop whether you are on the
right
or on the left a democrat
or a republican there is never
a justification for violence
no excuses no exceptions
America is a nation of laws
those who engaged in the attacks last
week
will be brought to justice now i am
asking everyone who has
ever believed in our agenda to be
thinking of ways to ease
tensions calm tempers and help to
promote
peace in our country there has been
reporting that additional demonstrations
are being planned
in the coming days both here in
Washington
and across the country, I have been
briefed by the u.s secret service
on the potential threats every American
deserves to have their voice heard
in a respectful and peaceful way that is
your first
amendment right but I cannot emphasize
that there must be
no violence no law-breaking and no
vandalism of any kind
everyone must follow our laws and obey
the instructions of
law enforcement I have directed federal
agencies to use
all necessary resources
to maintain order in Washington d.c we
are
bringing in thousands of national guard
members
to secure the city and ensure that a
transition can occur
safely and without incident like all of
you, I was shocked and deeply saddened by
the
calamity at the capitol last week
I want to thank the hundreds of millions
of incredible American citizens
who have responded to this moment with
calm moderation
and grace we will get through this
challenge
just like we always do I also want to
say a few words about the unprecedented
assault
on free speech, we have seen in recent
days
these are tense and difficult times the
efforts to censor
cancel and blacklist our fellow citizens
are wrong and they are dangerous
what is needed now is for us to listen
to one another
not to silence one another
all of us can choose by our actions
to rise above the rancor and find
common ground and shared purpose
we must focus on advancing the interests
of the whole nation
delivering the miracle vaccines
defeating the pandemic rebuilding the
economy
protecting our national security and
upholding
the rule of law today I am calling on
all Americans to overcome the passions
of the
moment and join together as one
American people let us choose to move
forward united
for the good of our families our
communities
and our country thank you god bless you
and God bless America.”

Sources: Whitehouse.Gov, YouTube:The Whitehouse