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06th Jan 2021

“We love you, you’re very special” Trump tells his followers who have stormed Capitol Hill

Rudi Kinsella

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Trump has since called on his followers to “come home”, also saying “we had an election that was stolen from us”.

Donald Trump has called on his followers to “come home” after thousands of them stormed government buildings in Washington DC.

In a message posted on his Twitter page, Trump said that the rioters are “special people” and that he “loves” them, but that it is time to come home.

He also referenced the US election, which he said was “stolen from him”.

Twitter has made it so that the article can not be shared to a wider audience, with the video being accompanied by the message: “This tweet can’t be replied to, Retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence.”

Reports from the US state that one woman has been shot in the chest during the riots, and Capitol Hill remains on lockdown as a result.

President-elect Joe Biden had previously called on Trump to demand an end to his follower’s protests, as thousands of them stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

In a speech delivered on Wednesday, Biden said that what is going on is not a protest, and that it is “insurrection.”

He said: “I call on President Trump to go on national television now to fulfil his oath and defend the Constitution by demanding an end to this siege.”

Biden said: “It is not protest, it is insurrection.”

He has since tweeted to say: “Let me be very clear: the scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not represent who we are. What we are seeing is a small number of extremists dedicated to lawlessness. This is not dissent, it’s disorder. It borders on sedition, and it must end. Now.

“A country that was for so long a beacon of hope has become a place of such darkness.”

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