Trump Calls for 'no Violence', Asks Americans to Help Calm Tempers
President Donald Trump talks to reporters at the White House in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Oliver Contreras/The New York Times)
US President Donald Trump urged for calm as security agencies reported they have received inputs of possible armed violence by his supporters here and across the country ahead of the January 20 inauguration of his successor Joe Biden. "In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind," Trump said in a statement issued by the White House on Wednesday.
"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," said the outgoing President as the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives started a debate on impeaching him. Trump is on the verge of becoming the only president in US history to be impeached twice.