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What should we think of America now?

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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On Wednesday armed insurrectionists - goaded on by the President - rushed the US Capitol in an effort to slow the democratic process.
For some, this is an America they don't recognize.
That's part of the problem.
This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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On Wednesday, America embarrassed itself. For months, the Republican Party has been lying about the outcome of the presidential election to soothe Donald Trump's narcissistic personality disorder and curry favor with his base. As...
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Some Trump officials are so horrified by the Capitol riot that they plan to refuse instructions that they think will put the US at risk, report says

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021, before some of them stormed the US Capitol.
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Some of President Donald Trump's top officials plan to refuse any orders they think could endanger the country or break the law in the last days of his presidency, Axios reported .
Axios reported, paraphrasing its sources, that most of Trump's top officials now view him as "unfit and unhinged" after seeing him incite his supporters to storm the Capitol on Wednesday.
Many administration officials have quit their jobs over the...
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Trump was deliberately 'trying to stage a coup' says his former White House national security advisor

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Fiona Hill, a former national security adviser appointed by President Donald Trump, said he was 'trying to stage a coup' after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington, DC, on Wednesday.
"This could have turned into a full-blown coup had he had any of those key institutions following him," Fiona Hill told the Daily Beast .
Hours before a violent mob of protestors broke into the building, President Trump had told them at a rally to 'fight much harder' and 'take our country back.'
Hill said a public intervention from all 10 living former defence...
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One of the Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol was carrying 11 Molotov cocktails and an assault rifle, prosecutors say

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Riot police clear a hallway inside the US Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Federal prosecutor Michael Sherwin on Thursday described arrests made during the riots in the US Capitol.
He said that one man had been arrested carrying 11 Molotov cocktails that were "ready to go" and a semi-automatic rifle.
Capitol Police in a separate statement said its officers were attacked with metal pipes and chemicals.
Sherwin said several of the 55 rioters so far charged were arrested for firearms offences.
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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

US President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on November 5, 2020. - Democrat Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump in the race for the 270 electoral votes that will put one of them over the top, with the Democrat's campaign asserting they believe he has enough votes to win in key battleground states that remain undecided, like Pennsylvania.
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Trump only agreed to condemn the Capitol rioters after realizing he could face legal trouble for inciting them, report says

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A still from a video of President Donald Trump denouncing Capitol Hill rioters on January 7, 2020.
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President Donald Trump only agreed to record a video criticizing the Capitol rioters after he realized he could face legal consequences, The New York Times reported.
In a Thursday video, Trump said he was "outraged by the violence" and promised a smooth transition to President-elect Joe Biden's administration.
The day before, as his supporters stormed the Capitol, the president was refusing to speak out against them, despite his aides' pleads and warnings, The...
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A Trump supporter was fired from his job at a Maryland marketing company after he wore his work lanyard to storm the Capitol

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A man waves a Trump flag while wearing an employee badge during the siege of the US Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.
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A Maryland marketing company said it terminated an employee after seeing photos of him wearing his work badge inside the US Capitol on Wednesday.
Navistar Direct Marketing said the unnamed employee was "terminated for cause" after it recognized him.
Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, derailing a joint session of Congress. Five people died in the violence.
Other companies are investigating and punishing employees they suspect of...
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President Donald Trump is a danger to the US and needs to go, say former US diplomats

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump.
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Two former American diplomats said President Donald Trump remains a "danger" if he stays in office until January 20 when President-elect Biden takes over.
Gary Locke, ex-ambassador to China, said in an interview with CNBC that Trump "is completely off-kilter and is a danger to the country."
Kirk Wagar, a former ambassador to Singapore, echoed Locke's comments, saying "every day that Donald Trump is in office is a danger to our country."
Their comments come as Congress leaders call for Trump be removed from office with the 25th...
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