In a video announcement published shortly after midnight on Thursday Danish time, President Donald Trump does not mention in a single word the national court case against him.
The video was posted by the White House on Twitter, shortly after a majority in the House of Representatives voted to initiate a federal lawsuit against the president.
Late Wednesday night Danish time, 232 members of the House of Representatives, including ten of Trump’s Republican party colleagues, voted to initiate a federal lawsuit against Trump for inciting rebellion ahead of an attack on Congress last week.
But in the video message, Trump does not mention the state court case in a word.
Instead, the president says, among other things, that violence can never be justified.
“I would like to make it very clear that I unequivocally condemn the violence we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement, “he says.
Trump also says no true supporter of him will ever tolerate political violence.
“If you do some things like that, you are not supporting our movement,” he says.
“Those who took part in the attacks last week will be held accountable,” he added.
At the same time, the president reiterates that he condemns the violence that took place on Wednesday last week, in which hundreds of Trump supporters stormed Congress and five people died.
“I was shocked and saddened by the unfortunate situation that took place at Congress,” he says.
In parallel with the publication of Trump’s video, the chairman of the House of Representatives, the Democrat Nancy Pelosi, signed the resolution to put Trump before a federal court again, which was adopted late Wednesday night Danish time.
“Today, the House of Representatives showed that no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States,” she told AFP when she signed the resolution.
Donald Trump is the first president in US history to stand trial twice.
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