Trump says Americans who voted for him ‘will not be disrespected in any way’

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Unhinged US President Donald Trump has said Americans who voted for him "will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form".

In the outgoing leader's latest outburst, he tweeted about "The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN."

These, he said, using further capital letters for emphasis, will "have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!"

It is unclear precisely what he means by "disrespect" or unfair treatment, or whether he is referring to his baseless claims that the election was rigged.

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Trump says Americans who voted for him 'will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way' in today's tweet
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But his tweet will be seen within the context of Wednesday's violent assault on the citadel of American politics, the US Capitol building in Washington DC, when he referred to his mob as "patriots".

And his daughter Ivanka deleted a tweet in which she referred to the rioters as "patriots".

And with his latest message coming after he finally condemned the attack yesterday – calling it "heinous" and saying he was "outraged" by it – there will be fears he is backtracking and returning to stoking up his core base with inflammatory rhetoric and wild conspiracy theories.

It is also a rare example of a tweet which has not been marked with a disclaimer by Twitter.

Supporters of US President Donald J. Trump stand by the door to the Senate chambers
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It is one day after Trump released a video promising an orderly transition after Congress certified Joe Biden as president-elect.

It could be that, as he prepares to leave the White House, he is merely vowing to continue to fight to give a "voice" to those who voted for him – setting himself up to remain a significant political power in years to come, and running again in the next presidential election.

It is hard to see more of a pattern to Trump's tweets today and yesterday, as Twitter itself banned him for 12 hours and is regularly hiding and deleting his posts, saying they 'violated the Twitter Rules.'

The United States Capitol Building was breached by thousands of protesters during a 'Stop The Steal' rally in support of Trump
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This could mean that several things he had intended to say will remain unseen.

Meanwhile, Facebook has banned him indefinitely, from yesterday.

On Wednesday, when the attack on the seat of political power in the US took place, Trump tweeted several times, calling those who stormed Capitol Hill "patriots", and saying "we love you."

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces
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Meanwhile, US Senator Ben Sasse today opened the door to impeaching Trump.

He said he would be open to considering articles of impeachment against his fellow Republican after the president encouraged supporters to march to the US Capitol, before five people died in the ensuing riot.

"The House, if they come together and have a process. I will definitely consider whatever articles they might move because, as I have told you, I believe the president has disregarded his oath of office," Sasse told CBS News in an interview.

Congress staffers barricade themselves in during the attack
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The three Trump fanatics who died due to "medical reasons" during the Capitol riots succumbed to a heart attack, a stroke and being trampled, it was revealed today.

Trump's mob smashed their way through police barricades and occupied the historical complex for hours, marauding through corridors towards the Senate chamber and raiding offices.

Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, 35, was shot dead by police after allegedly failing to heed calls to back down after gaining access to an entrance among other rioters.

Pepper spray was being used – apparently by both sides as officers were injured
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It was later announced three other demonstrators had died, while Capitol Police have since confirmed reports an officer was killed.

The President is yet to directly address any of the deaths as a result of the riot.

He was banned from the social media platforms as his posts during the chaos were deemed to be inciting violence.

On Thursday evening he then tweeted his video, saying: "The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy," he said.

"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."

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