Before boarding Air Force One heading to Texas, President Donald Trump gave some remarks regarding the events that followed the Wednesday breach of the US Capitol defending the speech he’d given right before the mayhem.
“As far as this is concerned we want no violence – never violence,” he said at his first encounter with media outlets since the riots. “On the impeachment, it’s really a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.”
He continued: “It’s absolutely ridiculous. For Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to continue on this path, I think it’s causing tremendous danger to our country, and it’s causing tremendous anger. I want no violence.”
When questioned about his role in the Capitol’s breach, he said that his speech was “analyzed” and that it was “totally appropriate.”
“And if you look at what other people have said, politicians at a high level, about the riots during the summer, the horrible riots in Portland and Seattle and various other places, that was a real problem, what they said.”
“But they’ve analyzed my speech and my words and my final paragraph, my final sentence. And everybody, to the tee, thought it was totally appropriate.”
Trump started his comments by lashing out at the Big Tech after they banned him from posting on their platforms.
“I think that Big Tech is doing a horrible thing for our country and to our country. I believed it’s going to be a catastrophic mistake for them. They’re dividing and divisive, and they’re showing something that I’ve been predicting for a long time. I think Big Tech has made a terrible mistake.”
The President didn’t elaborate when he cited counter-move caused by the social media giants’ approach.
“That’s leading others to do the same thing. And it causes a lot of problems and a lot of danger. Big mistake, they shouldn’t be doing it. But there’s always a counter-move when they do that. I’ve never seen such anger as I see right now, and that’s a terrible thing, terrible thing.”