Editorials
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8 Jan 2021
4:40 am

Time for Trump to depart the stage

Editorials

Trump claimed the election was rigged against him, but has never provided substantive evidence.

US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on September 21, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

The United States is seen as the blueprint for democracy ... land of the free and home of the brave. However, its image was left tarnished after the embarrassing scenes from Washington, DC, on Wednesday. A crowd, made up of supporters of President Donald Trump, stormed the Capitol, challenging the transfer of power to Joe Biden. It led to chaos and violence at the very heart of US democracy. The ease at which Trump’s supporters barged in is a huge concern, but the bigger picture sees the world losing confidence in the US. Many countries didn’t waste time to lash...