When Trump says ‘I will not tolerate any violence,’ he will not ‘fire on’ protesters
The White House is not backing down on President Donald Trump’s promise to not tolerate violence at his inauguration.
Trump said Monday that he will use his powers under the Constitution to not allow violence at the event.
“I will never, ever tolerate violence,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn.
“I won’t let it happen.”
The president also said that he is not “going to allow” violence at any protests and that he would be ready to “fire on” protesters.
“When I take the oath of office, I will not permit violence,” he said.
“But I will say this.
There will be no violence.”
Trump is the first sitting president to not permit a rally of demonstrators to take place in his home state.
Trump has repeatedly faced criticism for not issuing a permit to the National March for Life to take off in the nation’s capital.