The Capitol violence has triggered out many things. On the eve of his likely impeachment, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied responsibility for the storming of Congress by a mob of his supporters and warned of “tremendous anger” across the country.
Although Trump also urged “peace and calm” during a visit to his US-Mexico border wall in Alamo, Texas, his overall message was of defiance and refusal to take the blame. The House of Representatives is set on Wednesday to make Trump the first president in US history impeached for a second time over his January 6 speech in which he claimed he was the real winner of the November election, and then urged supporters to march on Congress.
The crowd attacked the Capitol, fighting with police, ransacking offices, and briefly forcing frightened lawmakers to abandon a ceremony certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory.
On his way to Texas, Trump insisted that “everybody” thought his speech was “totally appropriate”.
Trump dubbed his likely impeachment a “continuation of the greatest witch hunt; in the history of politics.” And he warned that while “you have to always avoid violence,” his supporters are furious. He said, “I have never seen such anger.”
No longer able to use Twitter and Facebook two platforms integral to his shock rise to power in 2016, Trump is for the first time struggling to shape the news message, a censoring bi Big Tech that he called a “catastrophic mistake.”
His trip to Alamo, Texas, where he touted claims of success; in building the US-Mexican border wall, was his first live public appearance since last week’s chaotic events.
This is not the same Alamo as the famous fortress in another part of Texas. But Trump’s brief, low energy appearance there still marked something of a last stand. Ever since the November 3 election, the Republican real estate tycoon; has been obsessively pushing his lie that Biden stole the election. But his speech last week and the crowd’s attack, which included fatally wounding a policeman, proved beyond; the pale even for some of his staunchest supporters.
Major Representatives of the corporate and sporting world have turned; their backs on Trump and the Republican Party, which was in; thrall to the populist leader for four years, has begun to show serious cracks. Trump, however, remains in denial. He has yet to congratulate Biden or urge his supporters to stand behind; the incoming president after he is inaugurated on January 20 a gesture of political unity considered all but routine after US elections.
Though, the Capitol incident is still triggering the impeachment of Trump.