Trump calls for 'no violence', asks Americans to help calm tempers

Lalit K Jha
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Washington, Jan 14 (PTI) US President Donald Trump urged for calm as security agencies reported they have received inputs of a possible armed violence by his supporters here and across the country ahead of the January 20 inauguration of his successor Joe Biden.

'In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind,' Trump said in a statement issued by the White House on Wednesday.

'That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers,' said the outgoing President as the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives started a debate on impeaching him.

Trump is on the verge of becoming the only president in US history to be impeached twice. PTI LKJ IJT