The past week has been one of the craziest, darkest, and strange times in American politics for quite some time - and that's saying something.
Following the riots at the Capitol Building which left many dead and countless people injured, Arnold Schwarzenegger has now spoken out comparing the riots to the rise of the Nazis.
Keep scrolling to check it out.
Tensions are higher than ever before.
via: GettyAs the plans for Biden's presidency begin to unfold, tensions amongst the pro-Trump community have escalated to worrying levels.
While it's taken weeks for the president himself to reluctantly concede to Biden...
via: GettyPro-Trumpers have been fueling the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.
And, on Wednesday, those tensions reached a breaking point.On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.
Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...
via: GettyBreaking windows, doors, and furniture along with their chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters wasted no time in taking over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...
via: GettyAnd photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...
via: GettyWith one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
From this, more violence ensued...
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building https://t.co/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNO News)1609961543.0
The scenes were nothing short of horrifying...
via: GettyAnd the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.
via: GettyChief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference late last night.
It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday's events included four fatalities: a woman who was shot… https://t.co/246Qok143t— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1610011920.0
Of course, millions of people have been left completely outraged by the scenes that unfolded last night...
via: GettyAnd many even more so by President Trump's response.
From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1609962613.0
He instead issued a series of tweets...Where he simply reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side", and to "remain peaceful."
Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:"Go home, we love you, you’re very special."
And it didn't take long for Trump's words from his speech earlier in the day to come back and haunt him.
@jacknicas He should be monetarily responsible for all the damage. This will cost millions to clean up. Not to even… https://t.co/iOmenQntap— 🕰4️⃣⚖️➕🥃➕ Stopping the Spread‼️ (@🕰4️⃣⚖️➕🥃➕ Stopping the Spread‼️)1609971792.0
As expected, Trump addressed the "rigged election"...
via: GettyBefore reminding the crowd: “Just remember this: you’re stronger, you’re smarter, you’ve got more going than anybody. And they try and demean everybody having to do with us, and you’re the real people. You’re the people that built this nation. You’re not the people that tore down our nation."
He then said this:
via: Getty"You have to get your people to fight. And if they don’t fight we have to primary the hell out of the ones that don’t fight... Together, we are determined to defend and preserve the government of the people, by the people, and for the people... We fight. We fight like hell."
"And if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore."
via: GettyTrump had also stressed this need to "fight" a couple of days earlier when he told supporters at a Georgia rally that they were going to have to "fight like hell" in order to stop Biden from "taking this White House."
And then we got even more news.
via: GettyWhen Trump has confirmed that he will not be attending Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony on January 20th.
He tweeted this:"To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th." He will be only the fourth president to refuse to attend the inauguration of his successor. This is a developing story, make sure to stay posted for further updates.
Yesterday news emerged that Trump would be banned from Twitter.
My thoughts this morning on the flagrant assault on free speech that’s happening in America today. Check it out and… https://t.co/zHmZB2HCtB— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1610209396.0
Donald Trump Jr wasn't happy one bit.
The world is laughing at America & Mao, Lenin, & Stalin are smiling. Big tech is able to censor the President? Free… https://t.co/cS2QQQRSdB— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1610205670.0
The world is laughing at America & Mao, Lenin, & Stalin are smiling. Big tech is able to censor the President? Free speech is dead & controlled by leftist overlords.Huge news.
And now Trump's been banned from even more platforms.
All the platforms that have banned or restricted Donald Trump so far: • Twitter • Reddit • Twitch • Google • YouTu… https://t.co/mbcZl0tYHo— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave)1610216115.0
He's also been banned from numerous other sites.
the fact trump has even been banned from pinterest is so funny to me like no donald you will NOT make a ~soft grung… https://t.co/FJ5LuX753V— joe (@joe)1610228454.0
So where can Trump get his opinions out?
BREAKING: Apple suspends Parler, which is popular with President Trump's supporters, from its App store.— The Spectator Index (@The Spectator Index)1610239844.0
Now, none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger has responded to the riots in DC.
Today, domestic terrorists attacked a foundation of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power following free el… https://t.co/jXayzCCQvj— Hillary Clinton (@Hillary Clinton)1609972270.0