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First reactions to US Capitol Hill riots

January 8th, 2021

Two conservative commentators agree that the Capitol Hill siege marks the end of Donald Trump’s political career. They also accuse President Trump of weakening institutions and helping the Left into power.

On Mandiner, Barnabás Leimeiszter thinks that the Capitol Hill siege ends Trump’s political career. The conservative commentator believes that President Trump transformed the Republican Party and made it  ‘healthier’, but Wednesday’s riots on Capitol Hill will be remembered as what “the knowledge industry” will label as a fascist coup attempt. Leimeszter also thinks that the intelligentsia, journalists and corporations will use the opportunity to lambast populism and mock the sentiments and values of lower classes.

Writing in the same online media outlet, Gellért Rajcsányi contends that the competition between far-left Black Lives Matter activists and alt-right radicals threatens the institutional system of the US. The conservative blogger writes that the state of democracy in the US has now become the laughing stock even of the Third World. As for the broader implications, Rajcsányi accuses Donald Trump of helping the Democrats to win the Presidency, the House and the Senate, which in his view will open up the possibility of the radically progressive woke ideology destroying what is left of those institutions.

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