‘Trump blows up US democracy’ – the world watches on in horror

Leaders from nations around the world condemn ‘shocking scenes’ unfolding at US Capitol

World leaders from Dublin to Ottawa reacted with shock and disquiet to the turmoil in Washington DC on Wednesday, with the head of Nato deploring what he called “shocking scenes”.

“The outcome of this democratic election must be respected,” the Nato secretary general and former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg tweeted on Wednesday evening after US president-elect Joe Biden condemned “this godawful display” and warned: “The world is watching.”

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