Twitter flags Trump video because of ‘danger of violence,’ as he tells protesters to ‘go dwelling,’ claims race ‘stolen’

Twitter flagged President Trump’s tweeted video telling protesters to “go home” and sustaining the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from him, and it restricted engagement “due to the risk of violence,” Fox News has discovered.

The president tweeted a taped video on Wednesday afternoon as violent protests erupted on Capitol Hill throughout a joint session of Congress to certify the outcomes of the presidential election.


“In line with our Civic Integrity Policy and recent guidance, we have placed a label on the Tweet, and have significantly restricting engagement with the Tweet due to the risk of violence,” a Twitter spokesman advised Fox News. “This means this Tweet will not be able to be replied to, Retweeted, or liked.”

Twitter’s flag on Trump’s video message said: “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, Retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence.”

“We had an election that was stolen from us,” Trump mentioned within the video taped on the White House. “It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side.”

He added: “But you have to go home now. We have to have peace, we have to have law and order we have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anyone hurt.”

The president went on to say that it’s a “very tough period of time — there has never been a time like this where such a thing happened, where they could take it away from all of us — from me, from you, from our country.

“This was a fraudulent election, however we will’t play into the fingers of those individuals,” Trump said. “We must have peace.”

Trump added: “So go dwelling, we love you, you are very particular, you’ve seen what occurs, you’ve seen the best way others are handled which are so unhealthy, so evil. I understand how you’re feeling.”

“But go dwelling and go dwelling in peace,” he said.

The president’s video came as Republicans and Democrats alike slammed him for not condemning the violent protests.


The president directed the National Guard, mobilizing more than 1,800 troops and other federal law enforcement agencies to support Capitol Police.

Earlier, the president urged protesters to “keep peaceable” on Twitter.

“Please assist our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are actually on the facet of our Country. Stay peaceable!” Trump tweeted.

The president’s tweets come as pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol, sending Congress into recess as they attempted to certify the results of the presidential election in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.

The president spoke earlier in the day in Washington, D.C., to supporters, who later marched to the Capitol and mounted further pressure on Vice President Mike Pence to act on his own to decertify the results of the election and send them back to the states for recertification.

Pence, before the joint session of Congress began, said he did not believe, under the Constitution, that he had the authority to “unilaterally” accept or reject electoral votes.

The president slammed Pence on Twitter, saying he “didn’t have the braveness to do what ought to have been completed to guard our Country and our Constitution, giving States an opportunity to certify a corrected set of details, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they have been requested to beforehand certify.” 

“USA calls for the reality!” Trump tweeted. 

Protesters from the pro-Trump rally descended on the Capitol, clashing with police and main authorities to lock down the buildings.

Pence was rushed out of the House chamber. 

Fox News has discovered {that a} taking pictures sufferer was transported from the U.S. Capitol, as home windows and doorways have been damaged and weapons have been drawn on the House ground.

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