The day the US realized how dangerous Trump is

When the history of the 45th presidency is written, Wednesday, January 6, will be the day the United States realized how dangerous President Donald Trump really is, CNN reported.

In that span of hours, the country finally witnessed the price of its five-year experiment that turned the electoral process into a spectacle that produced a fickle megalomaniac as commander-in-chief who amassed as much power through his lies and spread of fear that he could. design an insurrection as the final act that left democracy hanging by a thread.

The siege of the Capitol on Wednesday marked the culmination of Trump’s years-long quest to cultivate a fiercely loyal base that could do anything for him, playing on his fears and resentments and luring them into believing his incessant lies about him. the sinister motives of the government, electoral fraud and his own conduct.

The consequences were lethal; five people died as a result of Wednesday’s riot, including a Capitol Police officer. Some of Trump’s supporters were armed and ready for war; An Alabama man allegedly parked his truck with 11 homemade bombs, an assault rifle and a pistol two blocks from the Capitol, hours before authorities discovered him, according to federal prosecutors. Another man allegedly appeared with an assault rifle and hundreds of ammunition, and told his acquaintances that he wanted to shoot or run over Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, homemade bombs were found near the headquarters of the Republican National Committee and the Committee National Democrat, as authorities tried to disperse the crowd and secure the Capitol.

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However, three days later, Trump appeared not very aware of the consequences of his actions, since on the day of the riot he reveled in what was happening. Equipped in the White House and surrounded by a circle of advisers, he showed no remorse for stirring up the crowd and offered a forced denunciation of his actions.

As the horrible riot unfolded at the “people’s house,” it became clear that Trump ultimately went too far. His political capital was weakened by the defeats of the Republicans in Georgia who were poisoned by the president’s lies that there was electoral fraud — even some of the Republican Party openly blamed Trump for his defeat and for not being able to maintain a majority in the Senate.

Biden argued that the events of Wednesday showed that Trump “is not fit to serve” and if the nation were six months away from the inauguration, he said that he would “move everything” to remove Trump from the presidency, including invoking the Twenty-Fifth Amendment. . But with at least two weeks left until the term expires, he is focused on “taking control” and will leave it to Congress to make the decision to prosecute him politically.

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