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tv   DW News - Asia  Deutsche Welle  January 6, 2022 3:30pm-3:46pm CET

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in every venue where evidence had to be produced and now to tell the truth had to be taken. the former president failed to make his case. as think about the former president, his supporters have never been able to explain how they accept as accurate the other election results that took place. on november 3rd, elections for governor united states, senate house of representatives, elections, which they close the gap in the house, a chow was none of that treasure. his name was 1st. then we went down the line. governor, senators house representatives. somehow those results racked around the same bower, but the presidential race was flawed. and on the same ballot the same
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day cast by the same voters. the only difference the former president didn't lose those races. he just the last, the one that was his own. finally, the 3rd big live being told by a former president, supporters said the mob who sought to impose their will through violence or the nation's true patriots. is that what you thought? when you looked at the mom ransacking the capital, destroying the property, literally defecating in the hallways rifling through the death of senators the representatives, hunting down members of congress. patriots. not my view. to me the true patriots with a more than $150.00 americans and peacefully expressed their vote at the ballot box . the election workers are protected,
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the integrity of the vote. and the heroes are defendant. this capital you can't love your country only when you, when you can't obey the law, only when it's convenient. you can't be patriotic when you embrace enable, lies. those historic this capital and those who instigated and incite it. and those who called on them to do so, held a dagger at the throat of america and american democracy. they had come here out of patriotism or principle. they came here in rage. not in service of america, but rather in service of one man. those who incited the mob, the real plotters were desperate to deny the certification of this election. the fire, the will, the voters, with their plot was foiled. congress and democratic republicans stayed. senators,
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representative staff. they finished their work, the constitution demanded. they honored their oath to defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic work folks. now it's up to all of us. to we the people, to stand for the rule of law. to preserve the flame of democracy. to keep the promise of america alive, the promise is at risk targeted by the forces that value brewed strength over the sanctity of democracy. fear over hope. personal gain, our public good. make no mistake about it. we're living at an inflection point in history. both at home and abroad were engaged and new in
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a struggle between democracy and autocracy. between aspirations, the many and the greed of the few between the people's right of self determination and self and self seeking autocrat. from china rushing beyond their betting, the democracies days, their number actually told me democracies to slow to bog down by division to succeed in today's rapidly changing complicated world. and their betty for betting america will become more like them and less like us. the better in america is a place for the autocrat. the dictated the strong man. i do not believe that that is not who we are. that is not who we have ever been and that is not who we should ever ever be. our founding fathers
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as imperfect as they were said, emotion and experiment, the change, the world literally changed the world here in america, the people would rule power would be transferred peacefully. never the tip of the spear or the barrel of a gun. they committed paper, an idea that couldn't live up to they couldn't live up too, but an idea it couldn't be constrained. yes. in america, all people are created equal reject of you that if you, if you succeed, i fail. if you get ahead, i fall behind. if i hold you down, i somehow lift myself up, former president who lies about the selection and the mob that attack this capital
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could not be further away from the core american values. they want to rule or they will ruin ruin when our country fought for it. like you did and conquered a gettysburg and omaha beach, seneca falls, some alabama what and what we're finding the right to vote. right to govern ourselves. right to determine our own destiny with rights come responsibilities, responsibilities each other's neighbors. maybe we disagree that neighbor, but they're not an adversary. responsible to accept defeat. then get back in the arena and try again the next time to make you case responsibility to see that
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america is an idea. an idea requires vigilant stewardship. as we stand here to day one years is january 6th, 2021. the lies that drove the anger and madness we saw on this place. they have not paid so we have to be firm resolute and unyielding. and our defense of the right to vote that that vote counted some already made the ultimate sacrifice. in this sacred effort, jill and i am more and placed officers in this capital rotunda not once but twice the wake of january, 6, once to honor officer bryan sick, nick, who lost his life the day after the attack. in the 2nd time, the honor officer,
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billy evans lost his life defending his capital as well. we think about the others who lost their lives and were injured. and every one living with the trauma of that day. those defending this capital to members of congress and both parties and their staffs, to reporters cafeteria workers, custodial workers, and their families. don't kid yourself. the pain and scars from that day run deep said many times. and it's no more true or real. and we think about the events of january 6th, we are in a battle for the soul of america. a battle and by the grace of god. and the goodness, gracious greatness, to this nation, we will win. blame me and how difficult democracies
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i'm crystal clear about the threats of america faces. but i also know that our darkest days can lead to light and hope from the death and destruction as vice president reference and pro harbor can triumph over the force of the fascist from the ru tablet a bloody sunday. the edmund paris bridge came historic bony races leash. so now let's step up. right the next chapter in american history. regenerate 6 marks not the end of democracy, but the beginning of a renaissance of liberty in fair play. i did not seek this fight. brought this capital one year ago day but i will not shrink from it either. i will stand in his reach. i will defend his nation. my will allow. 7 no one to
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place a dagger the throat of democracy. we will make sure the will, the people has heard that the battle prevails, not violence, and authority. his nation will always be peacefully transferred. i believe the power of the presidency. and the purpose is to unite this nation, not divided to let us up and tear us apart. t bout us about us, not about me. deep in the heart of america burns, a flame that almost 250 years ago of liberty. freedom and equality is allow a land of kings or dictators, or autocrats where nation of laws of order not chaos of peace, not violence. here in america, the people rule through the ballot. and there will prevails
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slurs, remember together, where one nation under god, indivisible, that today to morrow for ever at our best, we are the united states of america. god bless you all. may god protect our troops. my god. bless those who stand, watch over democracy. as we're building in washington, d. c, a marking the 1st anniversary of the storming off the u. s. capital building on the 6th of january a year ago today that he took the lectern after being introduced by the vice president, a comalla harris. and there were the themes through this speech to he talked about
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an attack on democracy. he constantly reference to the man he called, the former president never used a donald trump's name and fully and squarely laid the blame for those events of a year ago. at donald trump's feet, but his constant thing was that american democracy had prevailed. let's see and look at some of those takeaways a with d w reporter william blue cross here with me in the studio. welcome of william. what jumped out for you? well, he broke down what a lot of people call the big lie into 3 smaller lives, right. he talked about your trumps insistence or the former president, the defeated former president has biden said that he one that was one of the, the lies that the results for rigged, which is another one of the lies and that the people who are in the capital were the quote true patriots of the united states. and so he kind of went through those 3 points to try to lay out the facts that all of that is of
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course, nonsense. what his goal might have been if at this point, after everything the night it has been through with poll, showing that many americans. and depending on the question being asked, where the poll being given majority is republican. still believing these lies how effective biting can really be to convince anybody else is i think a very open question if that's even possible. none the less biden had a very, very difficult line to walk here. he didn't want to be too pessimistic. why also not sugar coating? what happened a year ago, which was, as we've heard the most serious attack on american democracy since the civil war. and it reminded me actually a lot of the birth or conspiracy movement under brock obama went. donald trump tried to convince people that brock obama wasn't actually american, was not actually a legitimate president. and obama then had
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a lot of problems how to deal with that. and he ended up directly confronting that and was criticized for legitimizing this falsehood by directing it. but by not directly directly approaching it, it less that lie faster is a really difficult thing that i think people, politicians, people, the media researchers, academics are struggling with how to actually break down these falsehoods and commends any body of something approaching reality. i think those are biden was trying to, to get to in some way today as a cohen's from the w's washington bureau chief, a innocent poll, who was also watching that. so a president biden, not seeking to change mines with this speech, not seeking to persuade the other side, but standing up for what he believes is right. this is not a, a fight that he chose, but a fight that he's going to take on on the less. well, phil, i think we've really,
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really experienced something very outstanding here right now because it is really rare to hear such a harsh and personal criticism from a sitting president about a former president. i mean, he talked about a drums breeze bruised a go and he made it crystal clear that he a things that he is responsible not only for the storming of the capital, but really for the, for the really existential threat of american or president. so somewhere kind of expect them abide into re affirmed valid or ability of the union and to kind of reach out to the other side, maybe and keep building bridges as he promised when he was running for president. but this definitely was a clear and very outspoken a tank on donald trump, whose name he actually never mentioned. he mentioned he just refer to them as the former press.


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