U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Condemns Donald Trump’s Riot Incitement as ‘Completely Wrong’

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Condemns Donald Trump’s Riot Incitement as ‘Completely Wrong’

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Condemns Donald Trump’s Riot Incitement as ‘Completely Wrong’

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has fired a broadside against outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump, saying that his actions in encouraging people to storm the Capitol were “completely wrong.”

During a press conference convened to map out the U.K.’s mass vaccination efforts, BBC journalist Alex Forsyth asked Johnson: “Was Donald Trump responsible for inciting the crowds that stormed the Capitol?”

“All my life, America has stood for some very important things: an idea of freedom and an idea of democracy,” Johnson replied. “If you say, as you’re suggesting, so far as he encouraged people to storm the Capitol, and insofar as the president consistently has cast doubt on the outcome of a free and fair election, I believe that was completely wrong.”

“I unreservedly condemn encouraging people to behave in the disgraceful way that they did in the Capitol,” Johnson added. “And all I can say is I’m very pleased that the President elect is now being, properly, duly confirmed in office.”

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Written by Oli Coleman