German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed anger on Thursday at the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump which she blamed on the fact the US president has failed to recognize his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden.
“We all saw yesterday the unsettling pictures of the storming of the US Congress and these pictures made me angry and also sad,” Merkel told a meeting of German conservatives.
“I deeply regret that President Trump has not conceded his defeat, since November and again yesterday,” she said.
“Doubts about the election outcome were stoked and created the atmosphere that made the events of last night possible.”
Merkel called the hundreds of Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol “attackers and rioters” and said she was confident that Biden will be inaugurated as US President in two weeks.