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when i arrived here i slept with 6 people in a room. it was hard. even though white hair. language no not this keeps me in critical but you need me to interact words to say you want to do their story in the words you're avoiding and reliable information for margaret. this is news and this is our top story in the u.s. hundreds of donald trump's supporters have stormed the capitol building in washington protesters entered the chamber where lawmakers had been meeting to certify joe biden's election victory them am forced lawmakers to take cover as police try to remove the demonstrators congress went into an emergency recess but
the members have reconvene to finish the certification process police have since secured the perimeter and confirmed that one woman shot in the unrest inside the capitol building has died earlier president elect joe biden addressed the nation calling for president trump to demand an end to the unrest trungpa then released a video message in which he told the protesters to go home while also praising them as quote very special he also repeated unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud meanwhile the mayor of washington d.c. has issued a 12 hour curfew which started at 6 pm local time the pentagon has confirmed that vice president mike pence approved the deployment of the national guard this is g.w. news from berlin follow us on twitter and instagram at g.w. news all this it's our website d.w. dot com.
chaos in the u.s. capitol trump supporters take over congress and hold the station as lawmakers try to confirm joe biden as president elect this after president trump fires up the crowd still trying to fight and brought the november election tonight america holds its breath and howard in bilin and this is the day. we will never give up we will never does it. democrats attempted the most brazen and outrageous selections. 7 minutes of pure that. everybody knows it does the right.
welcome to the program we start with a to mulch of us 24 hours in the united states a day that has up ended the nation's capital it started with purely political drama with democrats poised to win control of the u.s. senate and republicans attempting to sabotage the come from asian joe biden's election victory election victory and a special session of congress but outside chaos erupted protesters had massed in washington as part of trump's save america march but after hearing trump speech and more false claims of election fraud the crowd stormed the capitol some making it inside the building police say one woman shot in the on the wrist has now died the mayor of washington d.c. issued a citywide curfew to start at 6 pm local time. well with me here in the studio
a reporter and member of our election coverage to. welcome what's your immediate reaction to what we saw today well i think it's similar to reactions that were coming in from all around the world that this was if not a historical moment because of what it achieved symbolically historical moment it's been building up to this moment for a long time during the elections before the elections there was talk on both sides democrats and republicans wondering if there was going to be an outbreak of violence after the election there was a lot of momentum that could have happened and hadn't happened yet i think today we're seeing the culmination of a lot of rhetoric from trump a lot of a lot of preparation from extreme. areas on the right wing in the united states and i think what is going to be investigated in the next few days is the unpreparedness of law enforcement to stop a break into one of the most secure buildings in the country or what should have been the most secure building in the country at that moment and also the
culpability of politicians donald trump of course and also the culpability of the senators and congressmen who congresspeople who had decided to challenge the election results despite the fact that there is no evidence of widespread election fraud and they have no reason to do that it's possible to plot a course to how we got here in hindsight but. there's a curfew in place do we know of any other security measures that are taking place in washington well the army has announced that 1100 troops have been sent into washington at 1st there was a denial of the request for national guard troops to be sent there but i think they've decided to do that now there's troops on the ground of course they've secured the building now at least that's the latest news we have is that the protesters are out of the building of the building as secure. as the announced earlier just a few minutes ago actually that the voting will continue tonight. once congress people once members of congress get back into the building so it looks like the
situation has been largely secure you said there is the curfew there are still protesters around the area so they haven't gone home as donald trump had said on twitter that they should do but it looks like the worst is over ok i mean stay with us and we'll move on as we plot that way through the day because those inside the capitol when protested into the building and clashed with police have been tweeting about what they experienced at that incredible moment democrat congresswoman and then logia wrote i just had to evacuate my office because of a pipe bomb reported outside supporters of of the president are trying to force their way into the capitol and i can hear what sounds like multiple gunshots she continued i don't recognize our country today and the members of congress who have supported this anarchy do not deserve to represent their fellow americans and other democratic member of congress doing phillips twitted they've asked us to take cover
on the house floor and get out gas masks ready this is inside and journalist matt fuller brush they slamming on the doors everyone has gas masks i can see some flashes outside the chamber as well amid the violent clashes with law enforcement was joe biden not donald trump who 1st called for calm this hour or democracies under pressure then saw like anything we see in modern times you just saw the citadel of liberty the capital so no assault on the people's representatives in the capitol hill police sworn to protect the public servants who work at the heart of our republic an assault on the rule of law. few turn. no assault
on most sacred of america not undertake it's the doing of the people's business the may be very clear the scenes of chaos at the capitol do not reflect the true america do not represent who we are what we're saying or a small number of extremist dedicated to lawlessness this is not to sent this disorder it's chaos it borders on sedition and it must and now so that was joe biden meanwhile donald trump would only try to talk down his supporters on twitter then quickly released a video message of his own but you have to go home now we have to have peace we
have to have law and order we have to respect our great people and law and order we don't want anybody hurt it's a very tough period of time we have to have peace so go home we love you you're very special you've seen what happens you see the way others are treated that are so bad and so evil i know how you feel but go home and go home and peace. so very different messages from judd biden and donald trump i mean a safe is still with me in the studio trump calling the protesters off but not condemning their actions pacifically even telling them we love you you're very special what do you make of the contents of the message of course trump if he's asked about this will probably say that he meant the protesters who didn't storm the couple has done this before when we saw violence at the white nationalist protests re said the people who were not the white nationalists were good people of course that's understandable are democrats also do this when there's violence in
the black lives matter protesters say we condemn the looting but we support the idea behind it that's what he's doing here the problematic thing i guess that he's going to be challenged on especially he's already been challenged on by republicans is the fact that the idea behind the storming of the capitol building today was anti democratic in nature it wasn't saying we're oppressed we want justice it was saying we want to stop the counting of electoral college votes and overturn a legitimate election which the vast majority of republicans in the house and senate say we're going ahead with this we've counted the results it's over donald trump your term is over and so that was what donald trump was saying these are good saying that i understand you which in itself is anti-democratic in nature of these that's what people are probably going to say after this is anyone wondering whether they say things which and he's mando change is time we soon found out he also repeated his unsupported claims of electoral fraud that's not exactly trying to
defuse the situation right the video was just over a minute long and i think of only a few seconds of that were him trying to deescalate the situation a video begins with him saying this is a fraud on the american people he says this is we've never seen anything like this before which is an echo of the speech he gave right before people are storm the capitol so it is just a ruse repetition of the rhetoric he was using which encouraged people to go there during his speech just out. earlier he said that you can't take back your country with weakness we have to show strength and this was in the context of him saying that i know you guys are going to march toward the capitol i think democrats have already jumped on this and said that trump is directly responsible for what happened in that short twitter video that donald trump posted he didn't really say he wasn't responsible. joe biden meanwhile was the one living it to his future role the role he'll be sworn in to just quickly in
a couple of weeks time that's right he was acting very presidential i think he was aware that he's already assumed the role that he is supposed to soon later in the month that he is the legitimate leader of the country at this moment he's not the one calling for the overthrow of the election so i think you assume that role and that's what he was projecting today he also called this unprecedented i think the way that he characterized it was that this is never happened in american history of course american history is a very violent history i think he was laying it on thick with a lot of what he said but that's been his role from the beginning that he's the person who understands tragedy and because storable events i mean they can stay with us because trump for his pot remains defiant despite critics saying the month since his election defeat has been nothing but a desperate coup attempt during his speech on wednesday trump repeated multiple claims of election fraud he also piled pressure on his vice president mike pence to
overturn biden's victory even though pence has no such power on the congressional rules. states want to revoke the state's got the fraud it they were given false information they voted on it now they want to recertify they want it back all vice president parents has to do is send it back to the states to recertify. and we become president and you are that. don't try this at the same time inside the capitol building the joint session of congress was on the way it's held off to every u.s. election telling the electoral college and it's usually just another formality in the process of transferring power instead it descended into a partisan political fight several dozen of president trumps from republican allies had threatened to challenge the results in an attempt to block joe biden's final
certification as president elect. alphabetically and it took trump's allies until arizona to object mr president this typical of be electoral vote of the state of arizona seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears there from that josephs are biden jr of the state of delaware received 11 votes for president and kamel id parents of this state of california received 11 votes for vice president. and mr vice president i polled those are from what ferguson does the gentleman from arizona writes i write for myself and 60 of my colleagues to object to the counting of the electoral knowledge from arizona thank you thank the 2 houses will withdraw from joint session each house will
deliberate separately on the pending objection and report its decision back to the joint session the senate will now retire to its chamber. and so we know how it ended i mean it's still here with us what was the plan from the republican objectors to stop this that's a good question what was the plan i don't know if they believed that they were going to stop by and basically becoming president here i think it was also symbolic they wanted to show support to trump who is seen as more convinced than anybody else that he can remain in office i think republican senators like ted cruz who kind of led this movement know full well that would have succeeded but basically what they were saying is we're going to object to the counting of electoral college votes and send this back to states so that they can recount their votes so it would force it would give states the opportunity to to reassess the elections and of
course there's plenty of republican states that have at least signaled that they were willing to go along with friends plan of staying in office but like i said it's very unclear how many people planned on getting an outcome out of this and how many people are just hoping to please donald trump before they come up for reelection have to face his supporters so speaking of pleasing tunnel trump we're saying the pressure on like pence he was a role player in this and he was asked to step in and recertify the election now he is a trump loyalist but this was a big ask from the president not just a trump loyalist he was a running mate and it was interesting to see trump go after him in the speech earlier i was wondering if they're even going to talk after this is all over because he said this is a big day for mike pence we have to see what he does now i will point out which is very interesting to me is that. believe it or not this similar slightly similar thing happened in 2016 when trump won several democratic members of congress objected to the counting of electoral college votes and it was actually joe biden
who presided over that count and he laughed it off his own democratic. fellow congress members so he left it off that never came to fruition this is gone much further than i think a lot of people expect. with the senators joining in but like you said mike pence stepped in and said i'm not going along with this i took an oath to the constitution i'm going stay with us as we continue to plot our way through this extraordinary day because democrats meanwhile op poised to take control of the u.s. senate following georgia's 2 runoff elections maybe a projections now show breath on also off headed for washington that means democrat chuck schumer will take over from mitch mcconnell as the majority leader breaking the g.o.p.'s blockade in the senate president biden and vice president elect carers will have a partner in me and my caucus who is ready willing and able to help me achieve forward looking at gender and deliver full change to the american people for
too long much needed help has been stalled or diluted by a republican led senate and president trump. that will change with a democratic senate democratic house democratic president. reminding us that among the chaos a major turning point for congressional politics today how crucial is control of the u.s. senate for biden it changes a lot is not changed everything of course because biden would have been stopped by a republican controlled senate and we saw how mitch mcconnell was not willing to go along with anything democrats with very little democrats had tried to do over the past 4 years so that would have been a repeat mitch mcconnell still would have been in charge of the senate there this shifts power within the senate not just by one or 2 votes it shifts all the structural power to the democrats that means that you have democrats in charge of
the senate overseeing committees and things like this so it does shift a lot of the power to democrats this is a major loss for trump and as we can see i think trump had miscalculated he bet that they would win back the seeds i think and he didn't realize what he was putting at risk by challenging the election results you know we don't know a lot of what's going to happen but one thing we can say with some assurity is that winning candidates themselves now could face challenges either they fled as results . that's true but this was already a runoff election we'll have to see what happens because you have to remember that in a few days joe biden is going to be the president we're going to have a democratic congress so whatever happens over the next few weeks is suddenly going to change when the new congress comes in and the new president comes in ok let's move on and point out so the new administration will have both the house and senate to push through its agenda but as we've seen today the date division in the u.s.
is a highly volatile and not just for americans living risk consultancy has just put joe biden's presidency at the top of its list of global. fritz 2021 the annual report from the u. brazier group is a keenly watched assessment of geo political risk it says trump's baseless allegations of voter fraud and refusal to concede to fake names that half the country see joe biden as illegitimate and was seen the consequences of that. earlier my colleague phil giles'. president in burma who got us his reaction to what was unfolding in washington originally you're going to talk about the the biggest risks facing a 2021 and is now we are in a situation where trump supporters have massed up and in the u.s. capital and i think number one on your list of the biggest risks facing 2021 was
the joe biden presidency just explain to us why that was a big risk for the world. the risk was 46 asterisk it was the level of division in the united states the most powerful country in the world and yet by far the most dysfunctional and divided political system and for the last week everyone's been asking me how could you not make coronavirus risk number one and i think we're all seeing exactly how in front of our eyes right now this is a president of the united states who has personally done everything he can to deal with jenna minds this election outcome to say that joe biden has stolen it despite the fact that that is indeed not the case this is by far the worst election since 876 in the u.s. and it's the 1st time an american president has acted to undermine that role of law
in such a direct way since the founding of the republican it does me no good personally to say this i consider myself a patriot of what has been a great nation but this is the worst day for this country in my lifetime i mean it's right up there with 911 and yet this is self-inflicted that's what's so incredibly painful about what we're seeing in front of our eyes today the word stay i mean it is bad and unprecedented but we're looking at live pictures now what was see is hundreds of people on and around the capitol building police as well but the there appears to be no violence i'm putting it up there with 911 but that sounds a bit strong explain to us why. first of all a woman has already been critically injured and shot inside the capitol building the virginia national guard is being deployed to the area i fear you're going to
see a lot more violence but the point is not how many people die the point is that. nearly half of the american population actually believes that this election was stolen believes that joe biden is not their president come january 20th and that is a law i that has been directly propagated by the president of the united states with the support of a majority of elected officials in the republican party in the house and the senate that is staggeringly unprecedented i want to be clear biden will still be the president on january 20th there will still be an inauguration but the impact on the legitimacy of u.s. institutions will be felt for decades and for the most powerful country in the world the the the ostensible leader of the free world
a country that exports to mocker see perhaps we've export in too much we should have kept a little more here in the united states you know when when president trump says the election is rigged he's lying but when he says the institutions are rigged he's actually telling the truth a majority of americans believe that their political institutions do not reflect or represent them and that that's something that's inconceivable what's happening in the united states right now you could not imagine happening today in japan in germany and france in the u.k. and canada and australia could not happen that's happening in the united states because too many americans have felt like their political system has been rigged against them for decades and president trump has done everything he can to accelerate that divide that's why this is such a painful day it's not just about today it's about something that's been happening for quite some time. that was a president of you raise your group talking earlier to my colleague phil we've been
talking about a day of turmoil in the u.s. where supporters of donald trump have stormed the capitol building in washington the end of the china where lawmakers had been meeting to certify joe biden's electoral election victory well mike is on now in emergency recess they are reports of tear gas is being used to disperse the protesters washington d.c. has issued a citywide curfew which started at 6 pm local time. so an apocalyptic weeks of the trump presidency we're in the last 2 it's hard to say where it goes from here. where do you see it going well i think trump has shown today that he has a firm hold on a least a segment of right wing of the republican party right wing voters in the republican party and that that's not going away this hold that he has on them the speech that he gave before people stormed congress before the storm the capitol building was
largely. talking about the achievements that he made but in terms of him coming back to into the office of the presidency he even at one point said well my advisers say look we still have a chance in 2024 so that's almost a declaration that he's going to run again he said but i don't want to talk about 2024 i want to talk about today i want to remain in office now so you can see that he has plans to stay in power as long as possible and that he is able to mobilize a large segment of america's right wing so the president is staying the course pretty clearly at this point at this month but one of the many things to come out of this is did now that trump object is holding by stay with the president he surely this is shaking a lot of paper the yeah of course i think that he was making people choose up or down are am i going to bank the rest of my political career on donald
trump or am i going to go with what i believe and you saw mike pence who was his vice president his running mate this last election somebody who has stood behind him and smiled for the whole presidency barely said a word about a lot of the other things that donald trump has done little many democrats took objection to but he came out today and he said i will not do what trump wants me to do i mean this if an incredible day many thanks to it. not indeed was the diet like no other as ever the conversation continues online you'll find us on twitter at data news for now i'm anthony how it thanks for joining us.
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