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Sky News 8 Jan 2021

US violence: John Bercow says 'big-mouthed thug' Donald Trump is the author of his own misfortune


Former Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, says Donald Trump must have known he was 'lighting the touch paper' when he addressed crowds of supporters in Washington DC.

Mr Bercow added that he thought the US President had disgraced himself and US democracy and that further action should be taken to remove him from office.

US president-elect Joe Biden said Trump was 'the most irresponsible president in history' during a press conference.

It comes as Donald Trump still refuses to acknowledge his own crashing defeat in the US election, with more of his supporter-funded legal challenges in the various states he lost coming to nothing.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Leon Panetta, former US Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director, discussed President Donald Trump's refusal to concede the presidential race to Joe Biden, a situation the US has never experienced. He added that Trump, who has ‘operated by chaos for the last four years', is now making sure that the last few weeks of his administration "are also chaotic". Yet however long the current president "will resist reality", Panetta hoped that "the combination of the Republican leadership and the congress" will finally persuade Trump that "it is over".
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency authorisation to use the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, paving the way for the first Americans to be immunised in the coming days.
The decision follows a regulatory process that involved a panel of independent advisors weighing in on the safety of a two-dose vaccine that the drugmaker had asked to be approved for use in people aged 16 and older.
Officials and medical experts hope the vaccine will help get the pandemic under control after more than 292,000 Americans have been killed to date - more than any other country in the world. More than 15.8 million have been infected.
K.T. McFarland and former federal prosecutor Jim Trusty discuss the future of John Durham's probe on 'The Evening Edit'. #FoxBusiness

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