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Trump Tells Mob ‘Go Home,’ Then Comforts Crowd That He Egged On

  • Earlier tweets didn’t call on supporters to leave Capitol
  • President urged supporters to march on Capitol at rally
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President Donald Trump told violent protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol to “go home now,” hours after they marched on the Capitol at his urging and stormed the building, disrupting congressional certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

“I know your pain, I know your hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it, especially the other side,” Trump said, repeating false claims about his defeat in a recorded video released Wednesday. “But you have to go home now. We have to have peace, we have to have law and order.”