Trump condemns protest violence: spokeswoman

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US President Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump condemns "in the strongest possible terms" violence by supporters who stormed the US Capitol after being whipped up in a speech by the president, his spokeswoman said Thursday.

"Let me be clear: The violence we saw yesterday at our nation's Capitol was appalling, reprehensible and antithetical to the American way," White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters.

"We condemn it -- the president and this administration -- in the strongest possible terms."

Calls for Trump's removal have been building a day after his supporters stormed the seat of US government in Washington in a violent attempt to prevent the certification by Congress of Democrat Joe Biden's election victory.

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