Ivanka Trump urges 'patriots' storming Capitol to 'stop immediately' in now-deleted tweet

Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpRubio: Trump impeachment trial is 'stupid' The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds NRSC chair says he'll back GOP incumbents against Trump primary challengers MORE took to Twitter to urge "American patriots" to halt the violence in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as pro-Trump protesters stormed the capitol in protest of a vote to certify his defeat in the 2020 election.

In a now-deleted tweet, the White House adviser retweeted a message from her father, President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE, echoing his message to demonstrators telling them to stay peaceful.

"American Patriots - any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable," she wrote in the tweet. "The violence must stop immediately. Please be peaceful."


The tweet from the oldest Trump daughter was deleted not long after it was posted.

In a response to CNN correspondent Kate Bennett, who questioned if she was calling the protesters who were breaking into the Capitol "patriots," Ivanka clarified her stance, writing, "no."

"Peaceful protest is patriotic," she said. "Violence is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms."


As images of the violence and unrest on Capitol Hill gripped the nation, President Trump's son Eric TrumpEric TrumpTrump extended Secret Service protection for family members in final days in office: report MyPillow CEO says activists pressuring stores to drop product are trying to 'cancel me' Pardon talk intensifies as Trump approaches final 24 hours in office MORE also weighed in on Twitter:


At least one person was reportedly shot after the rioters forced their way into the Capitol. Tear gas was deployed and security officers with their guns drawn were seen in the House chamber.