Assault on the Capitol | Extremists were ‘incited by the president’, says Trudeau

Assault on the Capitol |  Extremists were ‘incited by the president’, says Trudeau

(Ottawa) Justin Trudeau accuses Donald Trump of having a good share of responsibility in the murderous assault on the Washington Capitol.

The Prime Minister of Canada has made one of his harshest criticisms of the 45e President of the United States by attributing to him the responsibility for the events which rocked the United States and which made at least five victims, last Wednesday.

“We were all shocked to see extremists incited by the president to act with so much violence to sack the Capitol in Washington”, he hammered.

“It reminds us how much we cannot take our democracy for granted. Democracy in Canada is no accident, and it will not continue without effort, ”he said at the lectern installed in front of his residence in the federal capital.

“We must all work together to protect democracy from those who promote lies and create space for hatred and extremism,” the Prime Minister added.

President Trump, for his part, said on Friday that he would shun the ceremony marking the entry into office of Joe Biden. “To all who have asked the question, I will not go to the oath of office on January 20,” he wrote on his Twitter account, which was reactivated after being temporarily suspended.

Thursday evening, he pledged to work to ensure a harmonious and peaceful transfer of power.

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