Capitol coup: This is making America great again?

On the day when the Senate was supposed to certify the Electoral College vote, protesters, egged on by the sore-losing Trump, resorted to anarchy to disrupt the process, like power-hungry predators would do in backward fascist states.

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January 7, 2021 - 9:49 AM

Protesters enter the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Photo by (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)

Welcome to America, a would-be third-world dictatorship, where the president refuses to cede power, ignores the will of the people, rallies his supporters to ignore the Constitution and whines about disloyalty while terrorists storm the Capitol.

With sirens wailing above Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, and lawbreakers breaching America’s venerable seat of democracy, the most the nation’s defeated leader could offer was a rebuke of his deputy for doing his duly elected job.

“Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and our Constitution, giving states a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify,” President Donald Trump tweeted in the very moments that lawmakers were being whisked to safety. “USA demands the truth!”

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