Glenn Williams mentioned Donald Trump ‘stood for peace’ after his supporters stormed the Capitol constructing
A Coventry councillor has come beneath fireplace for defending Donald Trump as rioters supporting the president violently stormed the Capitol constructing.
Impartial Cllr for Bablake Glenn Williams mentioned the ‘statesmanlike’ Republican was the ‘actual president who stands for peace’.
He tweeted: ‘Very statesmanlike from the REAL President. He received however the deep state need a puppet not a person who’s for the folks. He stands for PEACE.
‘Thanks Mr President.’
Dozens of individuals criticised the tweet, which got here as Trump resisted calls to defend the mob as they breached safety limitations and defaced the constructing whereas lawmakers hid beneath desks donning gasoline masks.
The chief of the Conservatives on Coventry Metropolis Council informed Williams to ‘develop up’.
Cllr Gary Ridley mentioned: ‘Glenn develop up. Individuals are getting damage now.
The tweet has sparked outrage
‘How would you’re feeling if thugs stormed the Council Home & trashed the place.
‘It has no place in a democratic civilised society. Trump had an opportunity to sentence it, he didn’t and can rightly be remembered because the worst US President in historical past.’
Cllr Williams, whose Twitter bio is ‘making Bablake nice once more’ stood by his phrases.
He replied: ‘He [Trump] stands for peace. He doesn’t must condemn people who find themselves condemned by their very own behaviour. He isn’t a preacher.’
The Labour chief of Coventry Council George Duggins additionally distanced himself from the feedback in a joint assertion with Cllr Ridley.
He mentioned they ‘don’t mirror these of the town council, the Labour Occasion or the Conservative Occasion’, including: ‘We imagine strongly within the democratic course of and we look ahead to seeing the desire of the American folks carried out and the rights of voters upheld.’
Cllr Glenn Williams has stood by his phrases (Image: BPM MEDIA)
Final evening’s scenes in Washington DC had been described as being ‘as near a coup try this nation has ever seen’.
4 folks died because of the violence, which got here as members of congress met to vote and certify the election outcomes.
Trump had inspired his supporters to march on the Capitol to protest the lawmakers’ actions, and later appeared to excuse the violent occupation by the mob.
He informed his supporters through a video message on social media ‘I like you’ and ‘You’re particular’, whereas additionally repeating false claims about election fraud.
And in a message that was later deleted by Twitter he mentioned: ‘These are the issues and occasions that occur when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from nice patriots who’ve been badly & unfairly handled for thus lengthy.’
The social media big has since locked the president’s account, and mentioned it might stay locked for good if the tweets weren’t eliminated.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Cllr Williams for remark.
It comes as Trump is blocked from using Facebook and Instagram ‘indefinitely’ and articles of impeachment are drawn up by representatives.
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