Joe Biden has blamed Donald Trump and his ‘web of lies’ for the riots at the US Capitol, which happened in Washington DC last January.
Speaking out on the first anniversary of the incident, the President reportedly said: “One year ago today in this sacred place, democracy was attacked.
“The will of the people was under assault. The constitution, our constitution, faced the gravest of threats.
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“For the first time in our history, a president had not just lost an election, he tried to prevent a peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob breached the Capitol.
“The former president of the United States of America has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election.”
Refusing to address Trump by his name, he continued: “He has done so because he values power over principle, because he sees his own interests as more important than his country’s interests, because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our constitution.
“He can’t accept he lost, even though that’s what 93 United States senators, his own attorney general, his own vice-president, governors and state officials in every battleground state have said: he lost.
“That’s what 81million of you did when you voted for a new way forward.”
In response to these claims, Trump is believed to have said: “Biden used my name today to try to further divide America.
“The Democrats want to own this day of January 6th so they can stoke fears and divide America. I say, let them have it because America sees through their lies and polarisations.”
Another former US president, Barack Obama, has also waded in on the debate.
Apparently, he said that he believes that the US democracy ‘is at greater risk’ now than it was a year ago.
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