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White House adviser: Trump doesn't want to do more to calm riots CNN

White House adviser: Trump doesn't want to do more to calm riots

From CNN's Jim Acosta

A White House adviser said some aides around President Donald Trump are becoming furious that the President won't do more to stop the insurrection at the Capitol.

The adviser said aides have been all but begging Trump to come out and make a statement to begin to calm the situation.

"He doesn't want to" to do more than what he is doing right now, the adviser said.

added quote:
"If we could throw him to the angry mob, we'd throw him to the angry mob now," the adviser said.

CNN's Abby Phillip contrasts Trump response to Capitol mob versus BLM protesters, calls it "shameful

CNN's Abby Phillip contrasts Trump response to Capitol mob versus BLM protesters, calls it "shameful"

From CNN's Adrienne Vogt

CNN’s Abby Phillip drew a contrast between the response of President Trump to pro-Trump rioters who breached the Capitol today and Black Lives Matter protesters during the summer.

“A few months ago in Washington — where we live and where we work — you couldn't drive down the street without being stopped by National Guard vehicles, by law enforcement of every type and every stripe,” Phillips said.

“Every block of this city was in lockdown because of Black Lives Matter protesters. Now you have thousands of armed protesters who happen to all be Trump supporters, who are mostly not Black Lives Matter protesters; they're mostly white, and they're storming the Capitol with violence, someone has been shot, glasses being broken, lawmakers are in lockdown wearing gas masks, and looking at these pictures, where is law enforcement?” she said.

Protesters breach Kansas state capitol, but then leave HuffPost

Nina GolgowskiReporter
36 seconds ago
Protesters briefly entered the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka as violent protests in Washington prompted the U.S. Capitol's lockdown. They then left without issue, a Capitol Police spokesperson told HuffPost.

Pelosi calls on Trump to demand that protesters leave Capitol: HuffPost

Mollie ReillyReporter
48 seconds ago
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released a statement asking Trump to condemn the riots at the Capitol.

"We are calling on President Trump to demand that all protesters leave the U.S. Capitol and Capitol Grounds immediately," reads the statement.

Calls to deactivate Trump's Twitter acct CNN

Calls grow for social media platforms to suspend Trump's accounts amid riots

From CNN’s Brian Fung

Tech platforms faced growing calls Wednesday afternoon to suspend President Trump’s social media accounts for his role in instigating riots at the Capitol.

The Anti-Defamation League issued a statement accusing Trump of promoting sedition and inciting violence.

"President Trump has a responsibility to call for an end to this violence and unrest that he has sowed. His campaign of disinformation is a clear and present danger to our democracy," said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. "But until such time as that happens, social media companies should suspend his accounts ASAP as they would do for anyone else advocating disinformation and promoting violence. It’s time."

"Why is Trump still allowed to tweet?" asked Nikole Hannah-Jones, a reporter for the New York Times Magazine.

Trump has called for his supporters to "remain peaceful" but has not called for them to stand down, despite calls by many Republicans for him to do so.

"Condemn this now, @realDonaldTrump – you are the only one they will listen to. For our country!" tweeted Alyssa Farah, Trump’s former communications director.

Facebook and Twitter did not respond to multiple requests for comment. The companies have applied contextual labels to Trump’s tweets in recent days, but since the November election it has become increasingly clear that the labels are inadequate to the task.

UPDATE: Entire DC Natl Guard activated, moving in CNN under US Justice Department

also VA, MD National Guard

"Major numbers"of law enforcement: Wolf Blitzer

The entire DC National Guard has been activated by the Department of Defense following a pro-Trump mob breaching the United States Capitol.

Jonathan Hoffman, chief Pentagon spokesman, said:

"The D.C. Guard has been mobilized to provide support to federal law enforcement in the District. Acting Secretary Miller has been in contact with Congressional leadership, and Secretary McCarthy has been working with the D.C. government. The law enforcement response will be led by the Department of Justice."

Multiple police injured, at least one to hospital CNN

Pam Brown reporting,live
Law enforcement is overwhelved

Ivanka Trump calls rioters "patriots," then deletes tweet

Ivanka Trump calls rioters "patriots," then deletes tweet

From CNN's Kate Bennet

While retweeting her father, President Trump’s tweet, Ivanka Trump addressed the rioters as "American Patriots."

Vice President Pence calls for rioters to leave the Capitol building: CNN

Vice President Pence calls for rioters to leave the Capitol building

From CNN’s Allie Malloy with Nicky Robertson

After rioters stormed the US Capitol building, Vice President Mike Pence is now calling for an end to violence and for people to respect law enforcement and leave the building.

“The violence and destruction taking place at the US Capitol Must Stop and it Must Stop Now. Anyone involved must respect Law Enforcement officers and immediately leave the building,” Pence tweeted.

He continued: “Peaceful protest is the right of every American but this attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated and those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Trump being urged to do more on chaos unfolding on Capitol Hill, but so far has refused CNN

From CNN's Kaitlan Collins and Jim Acosta

Aides are urging President Trump to put out a stronger statement in response to the chaos unfolding on Capitol Hill after his supporters breached security barriers. He has so far declined, beyond his latest tweet, as he is watching coverage from the West Wing.

Earlier this afternoon, White House officials had told CNN that a statement on the ongoing riots in the US Capitol was coming soon.

President watching on tv, White House staff seem immobilized
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