2020 ELECTION/CIVIL UNREST/NATIONAL GUARD: “I would like to begin by addressing the heinous attack on the United States Capitol [in protest of the 2020 election]. Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem. I immediately deployed the National Guard and federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel the intruders. America is, and must always be, a nation of law and order. The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy.
To those who engage in the acts of violence and destruction: you do not represent our country, and to those who broke the law: you will pay. We have just been through an intense election and emotions are high, but now tempers must be cooled and calm restored. We must get on with the business of America.”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Jan. 7, 2021 7:10 pm