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

Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpNYC voters set to decide Vance's replacement amid Trump probe Ukraine sanctions two businessmen tied to Giuliani Michael Cohen predicts Trump will turn on family after revelation of criminal probe 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 TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster 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 TrumpFlorida city bans gambling amid prospects of Trump-owned casino Lara Trump on Senate bid: 'No for now, not no forever' Lara Trump disputes report that father-in-law is discussing reinstalment 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.