In his first address since the Capitol was stormed on Wednesday, President Trump appeared angry about how the events unfolded, and called the incident a “heinous attack,” promising that those who broke the law “will pay”, and noting that a new administration will be inaugurated in twelve days, with a peaceful transition of power.
Trump said he is “outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem” witnessed during the “heinous attack on the Capitol.”
He added that “the demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy,” adding that those who “engaged in the acts of violence and destruction… do not represent our country.”
Alex Jones talks and Owen Shroyer are joined by investigative journalist Tayler Hansen to break down his reporting on Antifa provocateurs and what he witnessed during the run on the Capitol in Washington D.C.
The President addressed the coming days, noting “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 every legal avenue to contest the election result. My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. In so doing I was fighting to defend American democracy”, Trump stated.
Trump urged “we must reform our election laws to verify the identity and eligibility of all voters and ensure faith and confidence in all future elections.”
“Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated on Jan 20. My focus now turn to ensuring the smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. This moment now calls for healing and reconciliation,” Trump concluded.
In what could be his final statement as President, Trump said “To the citizens of our country, serving as your president has been the honor of a lifetime. And to all of my wonderful supporters, I know you are disappointed but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning.”