Trump Returns to Twitter to Slam Ban, Denounce Capitol Rioters
President Donald Trump, who has just been indicted for the second time by the House of Representatives, has returned to Twitter with a video message slamming the social media platform and denouncing the Capitol rioters.
Trump, whose @realDonaldTrump account was permanently banned from Twitter on Jan. 8, posted a five-minute video on the official White House account on Wednesday. The news begins with Trump denouncing the January 6 attack on the Capitol that led to his social media bans and the impeachment of the house for incitement to riot.
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“I want to be very clear: I clearly condemn the violence we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement, "said Trump. "To make 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."
Trump then implied that what happened in the Capitol was an attack; a much stronger condemnation than his post-riot speech in which he said to his supporters, "We love you, you are very special."
“No true supporter of mine could ever support political violence. No true supporter of mine could ever disregard law enforcement or our great American flag. No true supporter of mine could ever threaten or harass fellow Americans, ”said Trump. “If you do any of these things, you are not supporting our movement. You attack it and you attack our country. "
Despite not addressing his recent impeachment or his role in the uprising, Trump slammed the tech companies that removed him from their platforms, calling the action an "unprecedented attack on freedom of expression."
"The efforts to censor, cancel and blacklist our fellow citizens are wrong and dangerous," said Trump. "What we need now is that we listen to one another and not silence one another."
Check out the full video below.
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