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Twitter Users Very Skeptical After Trump Condemns Mob Violence He Incited

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<div data-aria-label="Video" data-provider="vidible" data-published="2021-01-14T01:05:54+00:00" data-videovertical="" class="vdb_player vdb_5cf69bc3d21f1a2bfeddcb6c55d111bb1146fb12104915c6 vidible-b-page" data-placeholder="//img.vidible.tv/prod/2021-01/13/5fff6b4969f5722eba217a8b/5fff6ce631f9665014fb9aac_o_U_v1.png?w=1600&h=900&q=60"></div><div class="content-list-component text"><p><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/news/donald-trump/">President Donald Trump</a> is now condemning mob violence a week after he encouraged his supporters to <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/topic/capitol-riot" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">storm the US Capitol</a> and overturn the election.</p><p>On Wednesday, a short time after Trump became the <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/donald-trump-impeachment-for-second-time_au_5fff5e4ac5b63642b7018df2" data-rapid-parsed="slk">first US president to be impeached twice</a>, the White House <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-condemns-riots-ignores-impeachment_n_5fff6f7dc5b691806c4ef696" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">released a video message</a> in which Trump said he “unequivocally [condemns] the violence that we saw last week.”</p><p>“Mob violence goes against everything I believe in,” Trump said, referring to last week’s insurrection in which five people died. He added that “no true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence ... could ever disrespect law enforcement.”</p></div><div class="content-list-component embed-asset"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-dnt="true"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/FIJbvCYGJ6" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/FIJbvCYGJ6</a></p>— The White House (@WhiteHouse) <a href="https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1349492130578919425?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 13, 2021</a></blockquote></div><div class="content-list-component text"><p><span>Trump has <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-first-comments-impeachment_n_5ffdbf24c5b6c77d85ea65b1">refused to take responsibility</a> for inciting the raid. Yet the day of the riot, he stirred up rallygoers and urged them to “walk down Pennsylvania Avenue” and “take back our country.” After failing to condemn the riot as it was happening, he told the insurrectionists they were “very special.”</span></p><p><span>Many Twitter users were therefore skeptical of the president’s disavowal of violence on Wednesday. Very skeptical.</span></p></div><div class="content-list-component embed-asset"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"Give me a break," <a href="https://twitter.com/DanaBashCNN?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@DanaBashCNN</a> says on Trump video.</p>— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ryanstruyk/status/1349499866750320642?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 13, 2021</a></blockquote></div><div class="content-list-component embed-asset"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It's the "please don't convict me, my ego will never recover" plea, one week and two months too late. <a href="https://t.co/GfTerCIc47" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/GfTerCIc47</a></p>— Dennis Mersereau (@wxdam) <a href="https://twitter.com/wxdam/status/1349496947539902472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 13, 2021</a></blockquote></div><div class="content-list-component embed-asset"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">He literally says... “But I cannot emphasize that there must be no violence, no law breaking, and no vandalism of any kind.”  I cannot emphasize. Either an inept team or a shout out to QAnon. <a href="https://t.co/MepuSAXWor" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/MepuSAXWor</a></p>— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) <a href="https://twitter.com/shannonrwatts/status/1349496991198265345?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 13, 2021</a></blockquote></div><div class="content-list-component embed-asset"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is the kind of apology you make to the classroom after you were caught trying to steal the tests.<br><br>Also, the bit at the end about "censorship" is bullshit. <a href="https://t.co/QiwGrLrSUn" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/QiwGrLrSUn</a></p>— Mike Masnick (@mmasnick) <a href="https://twitter.com/mmasnick/status/1349498597759279104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 13, 2021</a></blockquote></div><div class="content-list-component embed-asset"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The guy who demonized reporters as “fake news” and repeatedly threatened the news media is now a free speech advocate. <a href="https://t.co/afOTNcLrkQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/afOTNcLrkQ</a></p>— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidCornDC/status/1349499868407091203?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 13, 2021</a></blockquote></div><div class="content-list-component embed-asset"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It's so obvious he's reading the speech for the first time and has zero attachment to anything he's saying. <a href="https://t.co/IUaDBeGcqS" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/IUaDBeGcqS</a></p>— Kylo Ren and Stimpy (@blaustein) <a href="https://twitter.com/blaustein/status/1349498993445916677?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 13, 2021</a></blockquote></div><div class="content-list-component text"><p>The video was so bizarre that some people imagined what went on behind the scenes.</p></div><div class="content-list-component embed-asset"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I would give an obscene amount of money for a behind the scenes video of President Trump being pushed and convinced to film this video which he will no doubt regret in 24 hours. <a href="https://t.co/01AXDEOKIn" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/01AXDEOKIn</a></p>— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) <a href="https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1349494580605931520?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 13, 2021</a></blockquote></div><div class="content-list-component embed-asset"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">These videos are nice but I prefer the wide angle version where you can see Pence repeatedly tapping an easel with a giant number "25" on it <a href="https://t.co/AtFUuU2tj1" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/AtFUuU2tj1</a></p>— Yair Rosenberg (@Yair_Rosenberg) <a href="https://twitter.com/Yair_Rosenberg/status/1349499348611174402?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 13, 2021</a></blockquote></div><div class="content-list-component text"><p>Still, one person snarkily joked about how some commentators will inevitably view the president's video.</p></div><div class="content-list-component embed-asset"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">'Today is the day Donald Trump became President' <a href="https://t.co/ZpD3S6KVqv" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/ZpD3S6KVqv</a></p>— Raoul Wootliff (@RaoulWootliff) <a href="https://twitter.com/RaoulWootliff/status/1349498080433995776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 13, 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President Donald Trump is now condemning mob violence a week after he encouraged his supporters to storm the US Capitol and overturn the election.

On Wednesday, a short time after Trump became the first US president to be impeached twice, the White House released a video message in which Trump said he “unequivocally [condemns] the violence that we saw last week.”

“Mob violence goes against everything I believe in,” Trump said, referring to last week’s insurrection in which five people died. He added that “no true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence ... could ever disrespect law enforcement.”

Trump has refused to take responsibility for inciting the raid. Yet the day of the riot, he stirred up rallygoers and urged them to “walk down Pennsylvania Avenue” and “take back our country.” After failing to condemn the riot as it was happening, he told the insurrectionists they were “very special.”

Many Twitter users were therefore skeptical of the president’s disavowal of violence on Wednesday. Very skeptical.

The video was so bizarre that some people imagined what went on behind the scenes.

Still, one person snarkily joked about how some commentators will inevitably view the president's video.

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Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/trump-violence-video-twitter_au_5fff95cec5b6c77d85ecb0fb

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