Biden says US allies 'shocked' by Capitol riot

| | Brussels
  • 0

Biden says US allies 'shocked' by Capitol riot

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 | AP | Brussels

Biden says US allies 'shocked' by Capitol riot

President Joe Biden says US allies were “shocked” and “surprised” by the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, but they nevertheless are unconcerned about American leadership on the world stage.

Speaking Monday at the NATO summit in Brussels, Biden was pressed on how former President Donald Trump's baseless electoral challenges and the assault on the Capitol by his supporters were received overseas.

Biden says of American allies, "They, like I do, believe the American people are not going to sustain that type of behaviour."

He was sharply critical of Trump, blasting his “phony populism” and saying it was “disappointing” more Republicans haven't permanently distanced themselves from him.

Biden says US partners recognise that “the Trump wing of the party is the bulk of the (Republican) party, but it makes up a significant minority of the American people”.

The US leader adds, “I think this is passing - I don't mean easily passing - that's why it's so important for me to succeed in my agenda.”

Sunday Edition

Need to build a support system for rural India

25 July 2021 | Minima Chatterji | Agenda

Changing demographic profiles & women

25 July 2021 | Rajesh Mehta & Uddeshya Goel | Agenda

How fine is ‘I am fine’?

25 July 2021 | Nidhi Upadhyay | Agenda

Astroturf | Watch your thoughts

25 July 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Education on pandemic mode

25 July 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘It is important to find happiness in small things’

25 July 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer