US President Donald Trump has told his supporters to shun violence and maintain calm to promote peace in the country.
Trump said this while a trial was going on in Congress which led to his second impeachment as president on Wednesday.
“No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence. No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag,” Trump said from the Oval Office.
“Now I am asking everyone who has ever believed in our agenda to be thinking of ways to ease tensions, calm tempers and help to promote peace in our country,” he said.
Furthermore, the outgoing President decried what he described as the “unprecedented assault on free speech we have seen in recent days.
“Efforts to censor, cancel and blacklist our fellow citizens are wrong and they are dangerous,” he said.
“What is needed now is for us to listen one another, not to silence one another.”