HOURS AFTER AN aggressive mob of Trump supporters caused chaos and violence at the U.S. Capitol, President Donald Trump, under pressure to defuse the situation, instead issued a taped video calling his election loss “fraudulent” and saying a second term was “stolen” from him and his supporters.
“I know your pain. I know you’re hurt, We had an election that was stolen from us,” Trump said in a video that appeared to have been taped on the White House lawn. A couple miles up Pennsylvania Avenue, law enforcement was struggling to control a situation that had protesters storming the Capitol, waving confederate flags and Trump banners in the halls and even getting into a Senate chamber where Vice President Mike Pence had been presiding over a proceeding on Biden’s Electoral College win.
“But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt,” Trump said in the brief video.