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President Trump’s Twitter Account Locked As Rioters Storm the Capitol [VIDEO]

As Congress convened to count the electoral votes and confirm the election of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, supporters of the President gathered outside the Capitol for a Save America March. The president himself headlined the event hosted by Women For America First. Trump has continued to insist that he won “by a landslide”, pressuring legislators and Vice President Pence to overturn the election.

 

The rally took an ugly turn as protesters stormed the steps of the Capitol, assaulting police, and breaking into the Capitol building. Legislators and staff were evacuated as the rioters broke into the House chamber and other areas, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.

 

Several lawmakers called for the President to make a statement, including Texas Congressman Chip Roy, who tweeted, “Mr. President – get to a microphone immediately and establish calm and order. Now. And work with Capitol Police to secure the Capitol. It’s the last thing you’ll do that matters as President. …”

 

The President continued to tweet, calling for peaceful protests while continuing to refer to the “stolen” election. Twitter responded with warnings on the tweets, followed by deleting them and locking the President’s account for 12 hours.

 

 

The following are three of the deleted tweets, including a video message the President recorded, addressing the protesters.

 

 

 

Earlier, Ivanka Trump also tweeted, calling for a stop to the violence, but promptly deleted it after she was questioned for calling the protesters “Patriots”.

 

 

As of 9:00 p.m., the building had been cleared and Congress reconvened to continue the counting of the electoral college ballots.

 

 

 

More scenes from the riots inside the Capitol:

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