Former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama has joined the many people who condemned the actions of the outgoing President Donald Trump.
In a short write-up, Barrack Obama stated that “history will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation.”
His comment follows the forceful invasion of the capitol by pro-Trump protestors which ended up halting the much important Electoral College election with elected officials evacuated by the security.
According to the former president, these unfolding events did not come as a surprise; “we’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise. For two months now, a political party and its accompanying media ecosystem has too often been unwilling to tell their followers the truth — that this was not a particularly close election and that President-Elect Biden will be inaugurated on January 20.” He wrote.
Obama added that “their fantasy narrative has spiraled further and further from reality, and it builds upon years of sown resentments. Now we’re seeing the consequences, whipped up into a violent crescendo.”
In expressing his disappointment, the former President added that, he has been heartened to see many members of the President’s party speak up forcefully; he however assured that, in the days, weeks, and months ahead President-Elect Biden will work to restore a common purpose to the American politics.
With all these display of lawlessness, will the US still hold its position as a model for democracy to be emulated by other countries?