Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday night blamed the day’s chaos at the US Capitol on President Trump, saying it will be marked in history “as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation.”
In a statement posted to his official Twitter account, Obama laid blame to the mayhem directly on Trump, the Republican party and the media for spreading a “fantasy narrative.”
“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. But we’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise,” Obama said.
“For two months now, a political party and its accompanying media ecosystem has too often been unwilling to tell their truth — that this was not a particularly close election and that President-Elect Biden will be inaugurated on January 20.