Donald Trump Jr. Responds to Trump Supporters Storming Capitol: 'This Is Wrong'

Donald Trump Jr. was the first member of the Trump family to condemn the violent protests taking place on Capitol Hill by supporters of President Donald Trump.

"This is wrong and not who we are," Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter. "Be peaceful and use your 1st Amendment rights, but don't start acting like the other side. We have a country to save and this doesn't help anyone."

The comment was attached to a video of Trump supporters clashing with federal police in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. The area entered lockdown on Wednesday afternoon as a group of protesters pushed through fencing and breached the building.

This is wrong and not who we are. Be peaceful and use your 1st Amendment rights, but don’t start acting like the other side. We have a country to save and this doesn’t help anyone.

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 6, 2021

Thousands of Trump supporters gathered in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to protest the outcome of the 2020 election as the House of Representatives and the Senate held a joint session to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory. The Electoral College cemented Biden's win last month, voting in his favor 306-232.

The president himself made an appearance at the demonstration, addressing the crowd for more than an hour. In his speech, Trump continued to make baseless allegations that the 2020 race was "stolen" by widespread voter fraud and irregularities.

"We will never give up, we will never concede. You don't concede when there's theft involved," Trump said.

The president later issued his own tweet after his supporters breached the Capitol building, writing: "Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!"

But first Trump continued to air out his grievances with Vice President Mike Pence for not following his demand to reject state electors. Pence formally acknowledged on Wednesday that he has no constitutional authority to change the election outcome and that he would certify Biden's election.

"Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!" Trump tweeted before addressing the breach of the Capitol.

The vote count was halted as Congress was forced to take an impromptu recess due to the protests. The Senate was evacuated and Pence was ushered to a more secure location. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was also rushed from the House floor.

Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and adviser, also condemned the violence in a Twitter post: "American Patriots - any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable. The violence must stop immediately. Please be peaceful."

But she later deleted the post after being asked if she was calling the people storming the Capitol "American Patriots." In another tweet, Ivanka Trump wrote: "No. Peaceful protest is patriotic. Violence is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms."

No. Peaceful protest is patriotic. Violence is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms.

— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 6, 2021

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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Protesters interact with Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. Win McNamee/Getty