What should have been a symbolic day when the USA were once again going to draw upon its centuries-old traditions instituted by the Founding Fathers, when Congress were going to certify the votes by the Electoral College, so far the proceedings are halted. The events are still unfolding, so we do not yet know the fallout. But Congress is evacuated, demonstrators (by some media called a “mob loyal to Trump”, others implying that they are terrorists) have broken into Capitol Hill and have entered politicians’ offices and both the House Chamber and the Senate Chamber.
The President-Elect calls it an insurrection and an attack on democracy in a meeting with the press. The President eventually released a video on Twitter asking the protesters to go home, but emphasizing again that the reason for their protests is justified as the election was stolen from him. On the day when Congress was about to certify the election results, confirming that Biden won by the same amount of electoral votes that Trump won four years ago. Still Trump claims, even today in a misguided attempt at calming the protesters, that he won by “a landslide”.
Is this the epitome of Trump’s legacy?
You can follow the events as they unfold in any news source right now, but for future reference a link to a BBC site can prove useful.