The siege on capital
On January 6th, 2021, a group of domestic terrorists raided, sieged, and breeched the Capitol Building as a last-ditch effort to overturn the 2020 Presidential election results. President Trump, instead of appearing on national television and condemning the actions of this group, continued spreading the false narrative that President-Elect Biden committed mass voter fraud and incited violence not only within that group, but throughout the whole country. The President, instead of calling the showing disgraceful, called the rioters “very special people”. The President, when asked by the Vice President to send the national guard to help stop the madness, needed to be convinced, believing that the situation wasn’t as bad as it was.
Even then, it was Pence who approved the decision to bring in the national guard, not the President. Broadcasting network CNN writes: “Public statements by acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller and other top officials suggested it was Pence who ultimately approved the decision.”
It is a terribly sad to live in the realization that the President was even remotely reluctant to denounce the violence being unleashed in his name. And when he did tell the rioters to go home, he continued to spread the unfounded, untrue, and dishonest rhetoric that duly elected Joe Biden committed mass voter fraud in states like Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. Even though he lost around 50 lawsuits claiming that this was true, Trump continued to manipulate the frustrated minds of his supporters instead of finally admitting defeat.
Five people lost their lives at the riots, one woman was shot in the chest while breeching the Capitol, and another unidentified people died from “serious medical emergencies”. And on the 8th of January, it was announced that a security officer that was active at the riots lost his life. If President Trump had condemned the riots as soon as they started, these five people would be eating dinner with their family, they would be enjoying their lives as they should have.
On January 7th, 2021; Donald Trump finally conceded. A full two months after Joe Biden won the state of Pennsylvania, making him the victor of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. President Trump stated that he will commit to a smooth and seamless transfer of power, and that a new administration will be inaugurated on the 20th of January.