There is concern about what else Trump will do


Attacks, vandalism and anarchy by Donald Trump supporters on the Capitol building during a joint session of both houses of Congress to verify the results of the US presidential election will not only be unprecedented but will be marked as the most scandalous chapter in recent US history. 

The attack has tarnished the tradition of peaceful transfer of power in the United States. Unfortunately, the kind of violence that was feared before the election has finally come true.

 This behaviour of Trump supporters has nothing to do with terrorist activities. 

The Capitol Building of the United States Congress was attacked in Washington in 1814 during the war between the United States and the United Kingdom. 

This war of the British forces with the United States and its allies is known as the 'War of 1812'.

 The war began in June 1812; It ended in 1815. And during that war, the British forces attacked the building. The BBC report quoting experts from the US Capital History Society.

About 206 years after the attack on the Capitol, such a disgusting incident happened by the hands of the Americans themselves. 

Newly elected US President Joe Biden, as well as several top figures from the country's two main parties, have been condemning the incident.

World leaders have joined the criticism. While the joint session of Congress was in the process of recognizing the new president, fierce supporters of President Trump launched an attack. 

Earlier, two Republican candidates lost in the Georgia Senate election.

History tells us that the Capitol was attacked in August 1814, led by Vice-Admiral Sir Alexander Cockburn and Major General Robert Ross of the British Army. The building was then set on fire.

 And the building was under construction then. But luckily, it was raining at the time. So the fire did not spread much.

Not only the Capitol building but also the White House and various places in Washington DC were attacked by the British forces.

However, this time the attack of Trump supporters was not in a war situation. So there is a storm of condemnation everywhere in this incident.

The U.S. Capitol History Society said in a statement after the attack, "The U.S. Capitol is not just a building, it's a symbol of U.S. democracy."

 The peaceful transfer of power here is a fundamental reminder of our constitution. "

This is because the attack was planned to seize power inspired by political ideology. Almost all of the signs of terrorism were present in this attack. 

Trump wants to stay in power by changing the verdict that the American citizens gave on November 3 through fair elections.

 His supporters attacked to fulfil that wish, obstructing the constitutional representatives from fulfilling their responsibilities, and disrupting their security.

 That is why people who believe in democracy are describing it as a rebellion and coup attempt. This description is appropriate.

Trump provoked his supporters by calling a rally on Wednesday. He remained silent while his supporters carried out terrorist activities in the Congress building. 

When newly elected President Joe Biden called on him to calm his supporters now and even a storm of condemnation erupted from within the Republican Party, he delivered a video message.

 But he did not condemn the attackers but described them as patriots and spoke of "love" for them. He later tweeted similar support. 

This is a big blow to democracy in the United States. Democracy in the United States has not been so directly attacked since the Civil War. 

And the attack that the ruling president himself has made is even more worrying.

While this may seem like an unimaginable phenomenon of attack and terror, it is by no means surprising.

 It is not uncommon for Trump to create an extremist group for more than four years, to subjugate the Republican Party, to behave in an authoritarian manner, to disregard the Constitution, and to divide the country. 

This is the consequence of what he has organized since last summer to question the legitimacy of the election and to lie that fraud has taken place since the election.

 Trump has not behaved differently from the way any dictatorial leader does, as he has slammed his hardline supporters against the electoral system.

 His supporters have now been effectively mobilized to destroy democracy.

But Trump alone is not responsible for this situation. The leaders of the Republican Party who have helped him to do this in the last four years, who have acquitted him, are also responsible for this situation. 

What was supposed to happen on Wednesday was just a formality of attestation. Republicans in Congress who have turned it into a means of defending Trump's power for personal political gain, are responsible.

 Those who have consistently propagated the lie that the election was rigged, even after 60 cases have been dismissed in court, cannot be absolved of the responsibility of creating this situation. 

After this attack, members of Congress who voted for Trump against the election results must be seen as a threat to democracy now.

There is cause for concern about what Trump will do in the future and how security issues will be addressed. That's why, this time, the United States needs to worry.

The question is, what will happen next? Is this terrorist incident, the last one? Unfortunately, this is not the end of the story. 

Trump supporters and part of the Republican Party will continue such activities, although there is now a slight realization among part of the party. 

Hopefully, those who have long considered Trump a "pacifist" — at home and abroad, they will understand that he and his supporters want to stay in power at any cost, neither peace nor the rule of law matters to them. 

Amidst these concerns, there is comfort in the fact that the majority of Americans reject Trump in 2016 and on a larger scale in 2020. 

Trump represents a section of U.S. citizens, but there is no reason to think Trump is the United States. The future of U.S. politics cannot be understood without considering the limits of his appeal to citizens.

In the aftermath of the attack, the joint session of Congress resumed constitutionally, fulfilling the responsibilities entrusted to Congress by its members —is a testament to the strength of the constitutional institutions of the United States.

 Since November 3, the structural strength of state governments, the independence of the judiciary, has created countless examples. 

The process of holding congressional sessions and ratifying Joe Biden's victory has reflected the people's vote. There is no doubt that Biden will be sworn in as president on January 20.

 Whether Trump likes it or not, the process will continue even if his supporters carry out more terrorist activities. 

The weakness of the democratic institutions of the United States has been revealed in the last few years, its fragility is clearly understood. Undoubtedly, Wednesday's events again showed it.

The question now is what US politicians will do about it.

The question is how President Trump will behave in the next two weeks, where is the end of the path he paved for a violent attack on democracy?

Because he is now reckless as all avenues to stay in power have been closed.

 He will not create such a situation again by using the executive power or he will not try to stage a coup using the state forces, where is his assurance.

 The behaviour of him and his supporters has become a threat to US security. In this context, the failure of the law enforcement agencies to provide security for the Congress building has been questioned.

 There was no hesitation in using indiscriminate force to deal with the civil movement that emerged as the Black Lives Matter in the summer, but the fact that security was not tightened in any capital even after learning of a rally certainly raises questions. 

There is cause for concern about what Trump will do in the future and how security issues will be addressed. That's why, this is the appropriate time for the United States to worry about this uncertainty.

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