The out-going U.S President Donald Trump, is back on Social Media, after being banned on Twitter and Facebook following the allegations of him instigating the Capitol Hill riot that led to the death of a woman and destruction of properties in Washington.
Pro-Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday, the 6th of January 2021 to disrupt the process of certifying Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
The rioters were evacuated with the help of the National Guard, though a large number of Police officers sustained injuries and about 50 of them are currently hospitalized.
Trump in a video posted on his Twitter handle vowed to punish perpetrators for haven violated the tenets of US law and democratic principles.
“Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness, and mayhem.
I immediately deployed the national guard and federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel the intruders.
America is and must always be a nation of law and order.
The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defied the seat of American democracy.
To those who engaged in acts of violence and destruction…you do not represent our country.
And to those who broke the law, you will pay.
We have just been through an intense election and emotions are high but now tempers must be cooled and calm restored. We must get on with the business of America.
My campaign vigorously pursued a very legal avenue to contest the election result.
My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the election and in so doing; I was fighting to defend America’s democracy.
I continue to believe that we must reform our election laws to verify the identity and eligibility above others and to ensure faith and confidence in all future elections.
Now Congress has certified the results, a new administration will be inaugurated on Jan. 20. My focus now turns to ensure an orderly and seamless transition of power.
This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”
To his “wonderful supporters” he said;
“I know you are disappointed but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning.”