Acting U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the riots that took place in Washington, D.C., on January 6.
The American leader called the U.S. a “nation of laws.” “We believe in respecting American history and tradition, not destroying it. We believe in the rule of law, not disorder,” he said.
Earlier, Trump accused the Antifa movement of storming the Capitol. He shared these conclusions in a phone conversation with House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. The congressman countered Trump’s accusations against Antifa by saying that he personally witnessed the riots and saw that they involved supporters of the sitting president.
The storming of the U.S. Capitol building took place on January 6 during a rally of supporters of the incumbent who did not recognize the results of the November vote, which resulted in the election of Democrat Joe Biden as president. The rallies led to clashes with police. Five people were killed and dozens were detained.