Twitter deleted two of President Donald Trump’s tweets on Wednesday as protests continue in Washington.
Violent protests in Washington broke out ahead of Congress certifying Joe Biden’s US election win.
Video footage shows thousands of protestors storming the building and fighting police.
As a result of the demonstrations, the joint session of Congress certifying President-elect Biden’s victory was suspended and forced into recess.
The first of the tweets deleted was a video which Facebook and YouTube already removed from their sites.
In the video Mr Trump falsely claimed to have won November’s US election.
He also said that he “loved” the protestors who stormed Congress and called them “very special”.
In the second tweet deleted Mr Trump called on rioters to go home but said they were “great patriots” who had been “badly and unfairly treated for so long”.
More to follow…
Published at Thu, 07 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000