US President, Donald Trump, has condemned the violent action taken by his supporters last Wednesday when they invaded the Capitol Building.
“In the light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be no violence, no lawbreaking and no vandalism of any kind.
“That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on all Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank you,” Trump said.
The statement, which was issued by the White House, comes a week after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building, forcing Congress to lockdown while they had convened to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 win.
Trump’s statement also comes a week ahead of Biden’s inauguration which will take place on January 20, as threats have surfaced of additional violence in Washington, DC as well as state capitols nationwide.
Federal officials are seeking to tighten security measures and deploy thousands of troops for the occasion.
Trump has also announced earlier that he does not have any plans of attending the transition ceremony.