Trump U-turns to condemn Capitol violence as calls for removal grow – live updates

Trump U-turns to condemn Capitol violence as calls for removal grow – live updatesJanuary 8, 2021

Cabinet resignations as low-key video address accepts there will be a ‘orderly’ transition

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  • Democratic leaders call for Trump’s removal from office
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There’s still some pictures coming through this morning taken as workers began yesterday to clear up the mess after a pro-Trump mob rampaged through the US seat of government after being incited to violence by the president.

Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, who attracted criticism in November for suggesting there would be a “smooth transition to second Trump administration” days after Joe Biden’s election victory, does appear to now accept that he will be out of a job. He’s currently tweeting about the foreign policy legacy he is leaving behind.

Our legacy: nearly 30 national-level religious freedom roundtables have been stood up globally, including in Colombia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and Taiwan. pic.twitter.com/D2VMQ3Joc3

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