By insisting not to leave the White House, Trump digs a nail in the coffin of the so-called American democracy

The images of massive violence and chaos flowing from inside the Capitol Building and witnessed by the entire world have exposed the false freedoms and alleged democracy in the United States and have reaffirmed Trump's insistence on clinging to power at all costs. These events prove to the world that the US outgoing President Donald Trump will leave a dark legacy of discord and racism.

In several tweets, Trump described the election process in the United States as "worse than its counterparts in the third world countries", proving once again his willingness to use any means to reverse the results of the presidential elections and guarantee his staying in power, even if this leads to exposing the falsehood of the American democracy.

Trump has spared no effort to change the results of the US presidential election, in which he lost to his Democratic opponent Joe Biden, through questioning election credibility and alleging fraud in the vote count and through urging his supporters to contest his loss and carry out illegal acts including taking to the streets, protesting against the results and storming the Capitol Building.

 Trump also pinned hope on his assistants and officials in his administration, such as the US Vice-President Mike Pence, to change the results of the presidential elections when they were approved by Congress, but his hope was crushed after Pence confirmed his inability to do this. 

As a result, Trump tried again to press Pence, saying in a tweet: “All Mike Pence has to do is send them back to the States, AND WE WIN. Do it Mike, this is a time for extreme courage!”

Trump sticks to the story of electoral fraud. In a tweet yesterday, he said that “the states want to correct their votes after they have become aware that these votes are based on violations and fraud.” But the table has turned against him after last night’s violence and chaos in Washington during which his supporters stormed the Capitol Building. 

Republican lawmakers were quick to blame Trump for the storming of the Congress by inciting rioters to do so.

The Republican Senator Pat Tommy lashed out at Trump, saying in a press statement: “We witnessed today the damage that can result when men in power and responsibility refuse to acknowledge the truth. We saw bloodshed because the demagogue chose to spread falsehoods and sow distrust of his own fellow Americans.”

 Lindsey Graham, the Republican Senator and a confidant to Trump, said in a statement: “Enough is enough... we have to end it.”

Senator Kevin Cramer, on his part, asserted that Trump is to blame for the violence in the Capitol Building. He said that Trump's election speech and call on his supporters to gather outside the Capitol, was inciting and similar to “pouring oil on fire".

As Trump insists on not leaving the White House without fighting to the last breath, questions mount about the possibility that the way he deals with the results of the presidential elections and the divisions he created in the American political circles and street will be the first nail in the coffin of the so-called American democracy.

Hamda Mustafa