The Interior Secretary did not initially condemn the US President directly in a Sky News clip – but in a second interview she said his incendiary remarks “led directly to violence”

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A senior British politician said Donald Trump instigated the riots in the Capitol “directly” in a rare conviction of the seated president

First, Home Secretary Priti Patel stopped condemning the president directly – despite telling a violent mob that stormed the Senate Chamber, “We love you”

In an interview with Sky News she was asked four times if she would convict Mr. Trump In a second interview 15 minutes later, Ms. Patel went much further and said Mr. Trump’s comments were “completely wrong”

After calling for an “orderly transfer of power”, she told BBC Breakfast, “The level of language and rhetoric and clear comments have really helped fuel the violence”

To confirm that she was talking about Donald Trump, she replied, “Well, his comments led directly to the violence, and so far he has not condemned that violence and that is completely wrong”

A Home Office source later pointed out that Ms. Patel was one of the first female ministers to be named by Donald Trump in the course of the violence last night

She tweeted last night: “Unacceptable and undemocratic scenes in Washington DC There is no justification for this violence and Donald Trump must condemn it

“The United States is a beacon of democracy, hope and freedom, and there needs to be an orderly transfer of power now”

This morning she added, “Let’s be very clear about the scenes – what we saw in Washington and how the violence is portrayed. He didn’t – you know, he basically did a number of yesterday Made comments that helped fuel this violence, and you know he really didn’t do anything to de-escalate that in the first place ”

Four people are dead after pro-Trump rioters overwhelmed police and stormed the Capitol while Congress confirmed Joe Biden’s election victory

The president then sparked tension when he posted a video message asking the mob to leave – but he didn’t condemn them, calling them “very special” and saying he knew how they felt

Twitter and Facebook have both blocked Trump’s accounts Twitter said the video could lead to violence

Trump’s actions have been condemned around the world – and rejected by his own Vice President Mike Pence

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stopped mentioning or condemning Trump but tweeted, “Shameful scenes in US. Congress

“The United States is a global democracy and it is now crucial that there be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power”

Ms. Patel was previously asked four times by Sky News if she would condemn the US President

The first time she said, “I think I absolutely think that the violence you know should stop and he should absolutely condemn everything that has happened

“There is no question about it. Someone was shot, people died. That is terrible, indescribably terrible, and there is no justification for it”

The second time she said, “I think he made a statement yesterday in the first place and it did very little to de-escalate the situation So there is no question, first of all there is no justification, you know, words provocation are completely wrong and frankly every aspect of the violence and activities that have taken place should be condemned, that is absolutely right

“And you know, quite frankly, we saw, you know, we heard about the President-elect, we only saw harrowing, absolutely harrowing pictures from Washington, and as I said, America is a beacon of democracy and of freedom, and frankly right now that they move on, make an orderly transition and that violence, there is no justification at all for it, it has to stop ”

When asked if she agreed that Trump was America’s “worst president,” she replied, “Well, I’m not going to go into the fact that you know comments on Nature

“The fact is, there is no justification for what happened in the first place

“And that violence is totally unacceptable and people have died on that basis alone, and you know there is a transition in America, at the end of the election it was always smooth, you know, the world is looking to America for peaceful transitions and it is important now that they absolutely continue this transition process and move their country forward ”

Asked one last time if she had condemned Donald Trump, she said: “I said he should absolutely condemn the situation, condemn the violence, but his words also did very little to de-escalate the situation yesterday” / p>

“You know, honestly what we saw is absolutely horrific, there is no justification for it at all I mean, you’ve seen, all of your viewers have absolutely seen the most appalling and shocking scenes in the heart of democracy in America, and that violence should be condemned, it should be condemned by Donald Trump, but at the same time, you know , America has to move on, you know they had their choice, and they have had their process, they have had their process, and frankly, they have to move on now

“But what we saw is absolutely appalling and terrible There is no justification for it at all””

Priti Patel

World News – UK – Priti Patel says Trump “directly” triggered the Capitol uprising after a tortuous interview

Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/priti-patel-says-donald-trump-23275512