Boris Johnson condemns Donald Trump over US Capitol siege

Boris Johnson condemns Donald Trump over US Capitol seige
Mr Johnson said he "unreservedly condemns" the US president's actions. Source: Reuters
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Daily US Times: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said US President Donald Trump was “completely wrong” to cast doubt on the US election and encourage supporters to storm the Capitol.

Mr Johnson said he “unreservedly condemns” the US president’s actions.

Four people died after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol building in a bid to overturn the election result.

President Trump had urged protesters to march on the Capitol after making false voterfraud claims.

He later called on his supporters to “go home”, while continuing to make false claims – Facebook and Twitter later froze his accounts.

Mr Trump has now said there will be an “orderly transition” to Joe Biden, whose election victory has now been certified by US lawmakers.

But the president added that he continued to “totally disagree” with the outcome of the vote, repeating his unsubstantiated and unprecedented claims of electoral fraud.

On Wednesday night, the British Prime Minister condemned the “disgraceful scenes” and called for a “peaceful and orderly transfer of power”.

In a response following a question asked by BBC’s political correspondent Alex Forsyth, Boris Johnson said: “As you say, in so far as he encouraged people to storm the Capitol, and in so far as the president has consistently cast doubt on the outcome of a free and fair election, I believe that was completely wrong.”

“I believe what President Trump has been saying about that has been completely wrong and I unreservedly condemn encouraging people to behave in the disgraceful way that they did in the Capitol.”

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