Barack Obama Calls Attack On US Congress "A Moment Of Great Dishonor"

"But we'd be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise," Barack Obama said, adding that it was "incited" by Donald Trump, "who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election."

Barack Obama Calls Attack On US Congress 'A Moment Of Great Dishonor'

Barack Obama called it "a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation."

Washington, United States:

Former president Barack Obama blamed Donald Trump and Republicans for the attack on the US Congress Wednesday, calling it "a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation."

"But we'd be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise," Obama said, adding that it was "incited" by Trump, "who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election."

Obama also singled out the Republican party and its media supporters, whom he said have "too often been unwilling to tell their followers the truth" about Democrat Joe Biden's strong victory in the November 3 election.

"Now we're seeing the consequences, whipped up into a violent crescendo," he said in a statement.

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