Why do we call Trump our President
Video message from the current president : Trump distances himself from violence - and does not mention impeachment
Just a few hours after the start of the second impeachment proceedings, the elected US President Donald Trump published a video message. In it, Trump clearly condemns the attack on the Capitol by his supporters - after shouting to his rampaging supporters in a first video that was published shortly after the riots in Washington: “We love you. I am very special. "
According to the New York Times, Trump had to be pushed by his advisors to the new video, recorded in the Oval Office. His son-in-law and confidante Jared Kushner and even Vice President Mike Pence should have assured the doubting still-President that another video message would be appropriate - and perhaps also legally advisable.
In the video, Trump distances himself from the violence in Washington - but he does not mention the impeachment proceedings against himself, which the Democrats justify by saying that Trump fueled this violence - the storm of his angry supporters on the Capitol.
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The "incursion into the capital" hit the United States in the heart, says Trump and continues: "I clearly condemn the violence we experienced last week."
"Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and in our movement," says Trump, whereby by movement he means the campaign "Make America Great Again", with which he had headed his presidency. The movement always advocates law and order.
"The violence of a mob is directed against everything I believe in and everything that our movement stands for," says Trump. "No true supporter of mine could ever advocate political violence."
Whoever does this is attacking the movement and the country. "We cannot tolerate that," says Trump.
In the past year, the country has experienced too much unrest and violence that must stop. "Whether you are on the right or on the left, whether you are a Democrat or a Republican - there is never a justification for violence," says Trump.
He calls on his compatriots to reduce tensions and promote peace in the country. There are reports that more demonstrations are planned in Washington and across the country "in the coming days". “There must be no violence, no breaches of the law and no vandalism,” emphasizes Trump.
He does not say a word that the riots planned by the right-wing Trump mob relate to the handover to his successor Joe Biden in the coming week. Trump has already canceled his participation in the swearing-in of the 46th US President without giving a reason.
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"We will master this challenge, as we always do," says the current president.
Trump then condemns the "recent attacks on freedom of speech", alluding to his ban on Twitter, Youtube and other social media. “We have to listen to each other and not be silent,” he says.
"I call on all Americans to overcome the anger of the moment and be a united American people," appeals Trump at the end of his video.
Trump leaves aside the fact that he himself has contributed significantly to anger, violence and division in the USA with his baseless claims of election fraud and weeks of Twitter volleys.
At no point in the video does Trump show regret or humility. The loser is not even talking about the end of his presidency.
On Tuesday, on board the presidential plane "Air Force One" on the way to Texas to the local border fence with Mexico, Trump said several times to the fellow travelers, according to the "New York Times": "I won!"
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