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Trudeau ‘saddened’ by Capitol riots, Morrison ‘distressed’, Biden says democracy is fragile

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

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New Delhi: The world was taken by surprise after US President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed Washington’s Capitol Hill Wednesday and forced the certification votes in the Senate and the House of Representatives of the presidential elections, to be suspended. Four people died in the violence that ensued.

People across the world took to Twitter to express their shock and disbelief over the chaos.

First up was US President Donald Trump, who continued his tirade on the stolen elections and then took to Twitter to calm down his supporters, but two of his tweets were taken down. Twitter also said it was suspending his account for 12 hours after “repeated and severe” violations of its rules on election misinformation.


President-elect Joe Biden acted more president-like than the President, posting several times, about how the Capitol Hill incident is not representative of America. But many beg to differ…

Trump’s immediate predecessor Barack Obama accused the sitting president of inciting the violence.

Bold choice of words by 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton who lost to Trump, calling the siege domestic terrorism.

Her husband and the 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton, called it “unprecedented assault on our Capitol, our Constitution, and our country”.

Trump’s family also entered the arena — his niece Mary Trump wasn’t the least bit surprised…

Various other lawmakers spoke up too.



And has Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnel, an ardent Trump supporter, just burnt his boats with his leader?

US Senator from Florida Marc Rubio hit out at the third world countries as Capitol Hill went up in smoke.

And speaking of other countries, several world leaders reacted in their own special way.

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel had this sassy response for what went on in the Capitol Hill.

Others who expressed concern included Canada’s Justin Trudeau and Australian PM Scott Morrison.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Indian politicians who voiced alarm. While PM Modi said the democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi urged the “people of America to preserve the dignity of their nation”.

Many, on Twitter, posted videos and photographs of the assault on the American democracy. Writer-director Zack Bornstein noticed something funny.

And here’s the journey of Trump’s regime — in pictures.

Another troubling image from last night.

Covid expert Dr Faheem Younus saw something unexpected coming up.

Political scientist Ian Bremmer has a wish!

And finally, a chilling reminder from history by American historian Michael Beschloss.

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  1. wow. he was very concerned about farmers’ protest in india, but now only just saddened!!! what a hypocratic fellow!!!

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