Trump said: ”We fight like hell, and if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.
“So we’re going to, we’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue… and we’re going to the Capitol.”
News footage showed thousands storming the government building and causing havoc.
President-elect Joe Biden addressed the riots as “one of the darkest days in the history of our nation” and blamed President Trump for stoking violence after he refused to accept the result of the election.
He added it was “totally unacceptable” police had shown more leniency than in Black Lives Matter protests last year.