January 23, 2022

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Joe Biden to take aim at Trump for Capitol riot in anniversary speech

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Joe Biden to take aim at Trump for Capitol riot in anniversary speech
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Joe Biden to take aim at Trump for Capitol riot in anniversary speech
Joe Biden to take aim at Trump for Capitol riot in anniversary speech

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden will say his predecessor, Donald Trump, had “singular responsibility” for the January 6 attacks during a speech on Thursday marking the first anniversary of the deadly event, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Wednesday. Biden and his top aides have been reluctant to talk directly about Trump since he took office last January. On Thursday, though, Biden will “lay out the significance of what happened in the Capitol and the singular responsibility President Trump has for the chaos and carnage that we saw and he will forcibly push back on the lies spread by the former president in an attempt to mislead the American people and his own supporters as well as distract from his role in what happened,” Psaki said. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will speak on Thursday morning at the US Capitol, one year after a mob loyal to Trump raided the complex in a failed attempt to stop the counting of Electoral College votes. A spokesman for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment. reuters

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