President Trump released a statement through the White House Wednesday calling for calm ahead of next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
“In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank You,” Trump said.
There are 15,000 National a Guard Troops currently stationed in Washington D.C. and the Department of Homeland Security has classified the next seven days as a “National Security Special Event.” Biden will be sworn in on Wednesday, January 20 at noon.
I spotted the National Guard sleeping in the hallways of the Capitol as I walked in this morning. pic.twitter.com/PzVpQCo5yU
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) January 13, 2021
Here’s a different angle of the National Guard by the Lincoln bust from this morning. (They’ve moved on now). pic.twitter.com/jq9dlWSR0O
— Ben Riley-Smith (@benrileysmith) January 13, 2021