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Obama says Trump incited violence

Former US President Barack Obama says the storming of the US Capitol was incited by Republican President Donald Trump.

“History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonour and shame for our nation,” Obama, a Democrat, said in a statement on Wednesday.

One woman has died in the violence after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol after president Trump urged them to march on the building and “get rid of the weak Congress people.”

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