Trump condemns Capitol mob, ignores impeachment

In a new video released Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump appealed for nonviolence in the wake of last week's deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol, just after he was impeached by the House of Representatives on the charge of inciting insurrection.

Trump is now the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.

Before last Wednesday's riot, he repeated false claims of a fradulent election, and urged his supporters to march on the Capitol and "fight."

"We fight like hell. And if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore."

Later that day, Trump told his supporters to go home, but also said quote "we love you."

Trump's latest statement on Wednesday struck a completely different tone, calling on his supporters to stay calm and peaceful, and making no mention of the vote on his impeachment.

"No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence."

But Trump has still refused to take responsibility for his actions on the day of last week's riots.

In his first public appearance since the Capitol attack, Trump on Tuesday showed no remorse for his remarks.

"...People thought that what I said was totally appropriate."

The House voted to impeach Trump Wednesday after he ignored calls for his resignation and Vice President Mike Pence refused to remove him by invoking the 25th amendment.

Trump's impeachment will now trigger a trial in the Senate, despite him having just a few days left in office.

Video Transcript

DONALD TRUMP: My fellow Americans--

- In a new video released Wednesday, US President Donald Trump appealed for nonviolence in the wake of last week's deadly siege of the US Capitol--

DONALD TRUMP: --there must be no violence.

- --just after he was impeached by the House of Representatives on the charge of inciting insurrection. Trump is now the first president in US history to be impeached twice. Before last Wednesday's riot, he repeated false claims of a fraudulent election and urged his supporters to march on the capital and fight.

DONALD TRUMP: We fight like hell. And if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore.

- Later that day, Trump told his supporters to go home, but also said, "We love you." Trump's latest statement on Wednesday struck a completely different tone, calling on his supporters to stay calm and peaceful and making no mention of the vote on his impeachment.

DONALD TRUMP: No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence.

- But Trump has still refused to take responsibility for his actions on the day of last week's riots. In his first public appearance since the Capitol attack, Trump on Tuesday showed no remorse for his remarks.

DONALD TRUMP: People thought that what I said was totally appropriate.

- The House voted to impeach Trump on Wednesday after he ignored calls for his resignation. And Vice President Mike Pence refused to remove him by invoking the 25th Amendment. Trump's impeachment will now trigger a trial in the Senate despite him having just a few days left in office.