Ivanka Trump Deletes Tweet Calling U.S. Capitol Rioters 'American Patriots'

Trump’s personal attorney former Mayor Rudy Giuliani did not delete a tweet from Wednesday that called the rioters patriots

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First daughter Ivanka Trump deleted a tweet that called the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol “American patriots.”

The tweet from Wednesday read: “American Patriots — any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable. The violence must stop immediately. Please be peaceful.”

Ivanka Trump later tweeted, “Peaceful protest is patriotic. Violence is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms.”

Criticism from the first tweet came quickly. The New York Time's Maggie Habberman pointed out a trend in how Trumpworld figures were referring to the rioters, saying, “Nearly every denunciation of the violence from the president or his daughter or the president’s lawyer has included language giving members of the rioting mob a permission structure. Ivanka Trump called them “patriots,” Giuliani tells them they’re on the right side of history.”

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney former Mayor Rudy Giuliani did not delete a tweet from Wednesday that called the rioters patriots, but also said “POTUS wants you to EXPRESS YOUR OPINION  PEACEFULLY.”

Giuliani echoed a two minute video Trump put out on Twitter in which he repeated his debunked “stolen election” claims and called for the rioters to go home, while saying “we love you.”

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