Donald Trump Jr. condemned rioters who stormed the Capitol building and fought cops Wednesday hours after giving a fiery speech to supporters of President Donald Trump.
“This is wrong and not who we are,” Trump Jr. tweeted roughly an hour after violence broke out. “Be peaceful and use your 1st Amendment rights, but don’t start acting like the other side. … We have a country to save and this doesn’t help anyone,” (RELATED: ‘The View’ Blasts Trump Jr. For ‘Outing Whistleblower’ — Their Network Just Fired Epstein-Story Leaker)
This is wrong and not who we are. Be peaceful and use your 1st Amendment rights, but don’t start acting like the other side. We have a country to save and this doesn’t help anyone. https://t.co/3oUAPxuwi9
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 6, 2021
Hours before the storming of the Capitol, Trump Jr. spoke to supporters at a “Save America” rally in Washington, D.C.
.@donaldjtrumpjr speaks at Save America rally: “This gathering should send a message to them. This isn’t their Republican Party anymore. This is Donald Trump’s Republican Party.” pic.twitter.com/WvrGRMW9h8
— The Hill (@thehill) January 6, 2021
He took the stage and addressed the “tens of thousands” who came to support Trump’s ongoing challenge to the results of the 2020 election. He also issued a warning to Republicans who weren’t supporting the president.
“This gathering should send a message to them,” Trump Jr. told the crowd. “This isn’t their Republican Party anymore. This is Donald Trump’s Republican Party. This is the Republican party that will fight for the American worker. This is the Republican party that’s not just going to roll over and die because the Democrats would like you to.”
Media outlets cut away from his speech when he began to swear.
“Thank you for being in this fight with us,” he continued. “Thank you for standing up to the bullshit. Right? Amen and awoman, right? I know. I know. But that shows you literally the mentality of where the Democrat Party is, right?”
During his remarks, he praised the supporters who came out and fought for the president “without burning down buildings,” “without ripping down churches” and “without looting.”