*A day after angry Trump supporters stormed the Capitol as lawmakers were counting Electoral College votes to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win, Donald Trump delivered a pre-recorded message saying the angry mob does “not represent our country.”
Amid the chaos at the Capitol on Wednesday, Trump called the white domestic terrorists “special” and added, “We love you.”
But as calls for his removal mounted for inciting the insurrection, Trump reversed course and claimed he was “outraged” by the “violence, lawlessness and mayhem” that took place in Washington D.C. this week.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
“I immediately deployed the National Guard and federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel the intruders,” he falsely said. According to White House officials, Vice President Mike Pence called in the National Guard, per New York Times.
“The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled …