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The world was shaken by the insurrection done by rioters in support of Donald Trump at the Capitol that has forced world leaders to speak out. This also includes former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who blasted the outgoing president over the riots.
Turnbull weighed in on the violence that transpired at the Capitol in Washington last January 6. The crowds of white nationalist rioters stormed the building in an attempt to undermine the formal counting of electoral votes. Five people died as a result of the clash with the Capitol Police and hours prior, the rioters were at the rally hosted by Trump, whose incendiary remarks incited the siege. To this day, Trump refuses to back down from his claims of election fraud that have been widely refuted by people even from his own party.
Turnbull also noted the difference between the riots at the Capitol and the Black Lives Matter protests that occurred in May and June 2020 following remarks made by the current acting prime minister Michael McCormack. The former prime minister criticized Trump for inciting the violence describing the events as “inconceivable” and “an assault on democracy undertaken by the President.” Turnbull also described the riots as “the darkest day in American history.”
“There’s hardly anyone of any credibility that isn’t condemning Donald Trump for his conduct,” said Turnbull.
Meanwhile, Trump has now reportedly turned on one of his staunch allies, Rudy Giuliani, who initially led the efforts to contest the election results. The outgoing president reportedly told his aides to cease paying Giuliani’s legal fees. Trump has apparently laid the blame on the recent events on Giuliani, denying responsibility for his remarks that brought on the violence at the Capitol.
However, Giuliani is still expected to be involved in Trump’s defense during the impeachment trials but has not been in most of the conversations regarding the matter. One of Trump’s aides, Jason Miller likely attempted to do damage control on behalf of the outgoing president on Twitter saying that he has spoken with Giuliani and that “he’s a great guy and a Patriot…”
It should be noted that Trump has been permanently banned from Twitter.