'Four years too f***ing late': Canadians react to Trump impeachment and video message denouncing violence

Elisabetta Bianchini
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Canadians are reacting to Donald Trump becoming the first U.S. president to be impeached twice.

The article of impeachment for “incitement of insurrection” passed 232-197, in advance of Trump leaving office on Jan. 20 with Joe Biden being sworn in as the next U.S. president.

The next step would be the Senate trial, which could result in Trump’s removal from office, while that is unlikely to occur with only seven days left in office.

“No one is above the law, not even the President of the United States,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said at a signing ceremony.

Trump has now released a video saying he condemns the “mob violence” that occurred at the U.S. Capitol last week.

“No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence ... could ever disrespect law enforcement,” Trump said in the video.

“In light of the reports of demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind,” a statement from the president, released earlier in the day, reads. “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.”

Canadians on social media weren’t particularly satisfied with Trump’s video statement, highlighting that he didn’t seem to acknowledge his second impeachment.

Many also said that condemning the violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol, incited by Trump, is coming too late, given his actions and messaging throughout the entirety of trump’s presidency.

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