Trump urges Americans to avoid violence

Trump urges Americans to avoid violence

Incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump expects Americans to not resort to violence and will do their part to ease tensions in the country.

"In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. 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," Trump noted.

The president’s statement was first issued to Fox News and subsequently distributed to reporters via the White House press office.