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Donald Trump Says His Speech Just Before Capitol Riots Was 'Totally Appropriate'

Donald Trump Says His Speech Just Before Capitol Riots Was 'Totally Appropriate'

The US President also accused Democrats of fuelling 'danger' with 'witch hunt' impeachment.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Donald Trump has defended the speech he made just before the Capitol riots broke out, where he encouraged his supporters to 'walk' to the Washington D.C. building.

In his first public remarks since the 'insurrection' that left five people dead, the US President has claimed his speech was 'totally appropriate'.

The President was on his way to Alamo, Texas, to inspect his border wall with Mexico on the final few days of his term as Commander in Chief.


Before he boarded Air Force One, Trump said: "If you read my speech - and many people have done it and I've seen it both in the papers and in the media, on television, it is been analysed - and people thought that what I said was totally appropriate.

'They've analysed my speech and my words and my final paragraph, my final sentence and everybody to a tee thought 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."

Donald Trump has been widely criticised for the speech he made at The Ellipse outside the White House last week (January 6).

During the rally in front of diehard supporters, the President wanted them to 'cheer' on the politicians who were going to try and stop Joe Biden from being confirmed as the winner of the 2020 US Election.

"We're going to walk down to the Capitol, and we're going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women, and we're probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them, because you'll never take back our country with weakness," he said.

"You have to show strength, and you have to be strong."


During his most recent remarks, Trump also took aim at Democrats for formally submitting an article of impeachment against him.

He could soon become the first President in US history to be impeached twice and the article lodged is for 'inciting an insurrection'.

But Trump slammed the politicians who organised it and said it would only cause greater pain across America.

"On the impeachment, it's really a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics. It's ridiculous. It's absolutely ridiculous. This impeachment is causing tremendous anger," he said.

"It's really a terrible thing that they're doing 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."

He made no mention of the Republicans who have also come forward to indicate their support for impeachment.

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