It’s been a lively week in American politics, with the Democratic Party’s sweeping victory in the Senate runoff election and a wave of resignations triggered by the shock on Capitol Hill. In 2021, the first trading day, starting spot gold, jump empty high open on top of $1900 on Monday, then all the way up, the most high to $1959.16 on Wednesday during the plate, gold began to weaken, Wednesday evening two short line diving, gold has dropped back near 1910, gold prices fell slightly on Thursday, gold is on Friday tumbled more than 4%, once broken 1880.
Trump supporters occupy Capitol building in US politics “riot” set off global opinion
There were scenes of violence on the US Capitol on Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building, forcing a lockdown of the Capitol as lawmakers sought shelter. CNBC reports that scenes of angry pro-Trump protesters gathering on the steps of the Capitol, then storming the building and sweeping through the halls of Congress, where they posed for photos at lawmakers’ desks draped in pro-Trump flags and merchandise shocked the world. So far, supporters of President Trump have violently occupied the US Capitol building, leaving five people dead, including a Capitol police officer.
The world’s media reacted to what happened Wednesday in Washington, DC. World leaders have condemned the actions of Mr Trump’s supporters, calling them “thugs”. CNBC reports that global media are reacting to the unprecedented scenes in Washington, with supporters of President Trump storming the US Capitol, prompting a lockdown of Congress and sending lawmakers fleeing for safety.
Biden’s election was formally confirmed when Congress reconvened after a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol halted its session. The vote followed two separate votes in the House and Senate that overwhelmingly rejected efforts by some Republicans to accept Biden’s electoral votes in Arizona and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Biden, a Democrat, and his running mate, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, received 306 votes in the Electoral College, 36 more than they needed to secure the White House. Republican Donald Trump received 232 votes.
CNBC, The Guardian, The Washington Post and other media reported that Vice President Mike Pence, the president of the U.S. Senate, declared Biden the winner at a joint meeting. “According to the electoral votes presented to us, Biden and Harris will be the president and vice president,” reported the vote teller, Senator Amy Klobuchar.
In addition, Bloomberg, NBC News, Reuters and other media latest news, White House aides said that Trump said that the transition will be orderly on January 20. In a statement, Mr Trump said: “While I totally disagree with the results of the election, and the facts have proved my opinion, there will be an orderly transition on January 20th.” I have said all along that we will continue to work to make sure that only legitimate votes are counted. While this marks the end of the greatest first term in the history of this president, it is only the beginning of our fight to make America great again.
“The new administration will be in office starting January 20,” Trump said in his first video address on Twitter after the account was restored later on Tuesday. CNBC said the message of the video shared by Mr. Trump was close to what the public has heard in previous “concession” speeches, acknowledging that the new administration would soon take over and urging calm.
Donald Trump said Tuesday he will not attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. In a post on social media that day, Trump made it clear that he would not be attending Biden’s inauguration on January 20. Mr Trump’s move will break with US historical tradition and make him the first sitting president in 150 years not to attend the inauguration of a successor. There have only been three times in U.S. history when a sitting president failed to attend his successor’s inauguration, and all of those were in the 19th century. According to US media reports, Vice President Mike Pence may attend Biden’s inauguration if he is formally invited. Former U.S. presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all plan to attend.
President Donald Trump is considering pardoning himself, and Pence has not ruled out invoking the 25th Amendment
Twitter announced on January 8 that it had permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account after he tweeted on Monday that he would not be hosting President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on New Year’s Eve. The company said on Twitter that it made the decision “considering the risk of further inciting violence.”
On Friday, Trump said on Twitter, “75 million great American patriots voted for me, America First, Make America Great Again, and they will have a great voice in the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!” Later, Trump tweeted: “To all of you who asked, I will not be going to the inauguration on January 20th.”
In a blog post, Twitter said the two tweets “must be read in the context of larger events at home, and that the president’s statement can be mobilized by different audiences, including incitement to violence, and the pattern of the account’s behavior in recent weeks.” Twitter determined that the tweets violated its glorification of violent policies, leading to the ban.
UPDATE: After Twitter permanently banned Trump’s account, Reuters, CNBC and other media outlets reported that Trump will “build our own platform in the near future.” Market sources noted that Mr Trump had said he was exploring the possibility of setting up his own platform, and responded to Twitter’s permanent deletion by saying “we will not be silent”.
“As I’ve long said, Twitter has gone further and further in its efforts to ban free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with Democrats and the radical left to remove my account from their platform and silence me.” “Trump wrote in a tweet.
And Mr. Trump said there would be a big announcement soon, and he has been in talks with other sites.
The CEO of social networking platform Parler told Reuters that he had received a statement from the Apple Store that the APP would be removed from the store if Parler did not make changes to its usual presentation rules. Since November 2020, many Trump supporters have turned to Parler, a self-described “no-limits” social network, as traditional social networks have imposed restrictions on what Trump can say. The platform promised users that what they said on the platform would be subject to few politically sensitive restrictions.
The unrest on Capitol Hill on January 6 not only led to the resignation of several White House officials and the departure of President Donald Trump, but also led to the defectors of some of the business tycoons who once supported Trump. Dan Eberhart, chief executive of Canary, a Denver-based drilling services company, admitted he had been putting up with Trump’s “absurdity” because of his pro-growth and low-tax policies. He also donated $100,000 to political organizations supporting Mr. Trump and helped raise another $600,000. However, after watching the rioting in parliament on January 6, he told the Financial Times, “I’ve had enough, I don’t want my mother to think I was involved.”
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has not ruled out invoking the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution if Trump becomes more “unstable,” CNN quoted sources as saying. The source said there is some concern within the Pence team that invoking the 25th Amendment or even impeachment proceedings is risky because Trump could take some kind of hasty action that puts the country at risk. Pence and his advisers are now understood to want to provide a bridge to the next administration and do what they can to help President-elect Joe Biden’s team prepare for a new pandemic. The source cautioned that it became clear this week that Trump’s actions warranted keeping open the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
US President Donald Trump has told aides he would like to pardon himself in the final days of his presidency, The New York Times reported on Thursday, citing two anonymous sources. Since election day on Nov. 3, Mr. Trump has repeatedly told advisers he wants to pardon him, asking whether it should happen and what the legal and political implications would be, according to the two sources familiar with the conversations. But it’s not clear whether Mr. Trump discussed the topic after Wednesday’s congressional clash. No president has ever pardoned himself before, so the legality of this “prospective self-clemency” has never been tested by the judicial system, according to the New York Times. Legal experts are divided on whether the court will approve the move but agree that presidential self-pardon could create a “dangerous new paradigm” that would allow presidents to unilaterally declare themselves above the law and shield themselves from accountability for crimes committed while in office, the report said.