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In alarming speech, Biden warns Trump and his supporters are holding a dagger to the throat of America and democracy

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WASHINGTON: The United States remembered Jan 6, 2021 insurrection on its first anniversary with dire warnings from many quarters about the future of the country and frontal attack by President Joe Biden on his predecessor Donald Trump, accusing him of subverting democracy by creating a web of lies around an election he conclusively lost.

In a blistering speech delivered from the Statuary Hall in the heart of the Capitol that was overrun by a violent pro-Trump mob on January 6, Biden lit into Trump without once mentioning him by name, accusing him of rallying supporters to attack democracy and prevent a peaceful transfer of power.

“He cannot accept that he lost…his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy and our constitution,” Biden said in several sharp remarks aimed at the former President, calling him a “defeated former President.”


Accusing Trump and his mob of holding a “dagger at the throat of America and its democracy,” Biden cast the ongoing battle in an increasingly polarized America as one between democracy and autocracy. “”You can’t love a country only when you win,” Biden said in a jab at the former President and his supporters who cast themselves as patriots.

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