US President Donald Trump

After the appalling siege of US Capitol on Thursday, President Donald Trump has condemned the violence carried out in his name.

In a video from the White House, he said, “America is and always must be a nation of law and order. The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engage in the acts of violence and destruction: you do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law: you will pay.”

Trump without naming President-elect Joe Biden said, “A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”

Concluding, he said, “Serving as your president has been the honour of my lifetime. And to all my wonderful supporters I know you are disappointed but I also want you to know our incredible journey is only just beginning.”

The violence on Thursday left four dead. It is seen as a blot in the name of American democracy. Both Republicans and Democrats are rattled to the core and worried on how to contain the impulses of the President, who is deemed too dangerous to control his social media accounts.

Wwith limited days left in his presidency, several top aides, including a Cabinet secretary resigned after the storming of the Capitol.

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