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Trump tells ‘very special’ rioters to ‘go home’ while making false claims about election results

Published: Jan. 6, 2021 at 3:43 PM CST
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WASHINGTON (KCRG) - President Donald Trump, hours after protests on his behalf turned into riots at the U.S. Capitol building, issued a 1 minute and 7 second statement on his Twitter account, calling for the mob to “go home” while continuing to make false statements about the November election results.

The video, filmed outside of the White House, shows Trump asking people to “go home in peace,” while saying “we love you, you’re very special.” He made multiple inaccurate claims about the election being stolen, which are unsubstantiated without evidence.

Social media websites, including Twitter, later removed the video, citing violations of their terms of use.

Read Trump’s full statement below:

“I know your pain, I know your hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now, we have to have peace, we have to have law and order, we have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt. It’s a very tough period of time. There’s never been a time like this where such a thing happened where they could take it away from all of us. From me, from you, from our country. This was a fraudulent election, but we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace. So, go home. We love you, you’re very special. You’ve seen what happens, you see the way others are treated that are so bad and so evil. I know how you feel. But go home, and go home in peace.”

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