Capitol riots: Trump defends his speech “totally appropriate”

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January 13, 2021

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Capitol riots: Trump defends his speech “totally appropriate”

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House on travel to visit the US-Mexico border Wall in Texas. (Photo: Reuters)

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said his speech before the deadly Capitol riot last week, when he urged supporters to march on Capitol, was “totally appropriate”.

Trump dismissed as “ridiculous” efforts by Democrats in Congress to impeach him for inciting insurrection, BBC reported.

US President Trump is leaving office on 20 January, when President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on an article of impeachment on Wednesday, according to BBC.

Trump said, “I think it’s (the impeachment) causing tremendous danger to our country and it’s causing tremendous anger. I want no violence.”

The President was speaking as he left for a visit to Texas to inspect a section of the border wall with Mexico in his first public appearance since the violence at the Capitol.

Five people died and dozens of people were injured in the violence, reports said.

“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. You have to show strength,” he had told the crowd of several thousand supporters.

(With inputs from BBC)

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