Capitol riots: World media see Trump ignite an ‘insurrection’ – BBC News

Events in Washington spark dismay and criticism of America’s politics and leader.

One commentator in Argentina’s leading daily Clarin called it “the ‘scorched earth’ legacy of Donald Trump“.

Narcissism prevailing over all dignity, he harasses institutions, tramples on democracy, divides his own camp,” says an editorial in France’s Le Figaro.

“In refusing to quit, Donald Trump exposes the fragility of the American system in a final destructive offensive,” a columnist says in France’s Le Monde. Another headline in the paper calls him “the insurrectional president“.

In Turkey, the pro-government Turkiye paper notes: “Trump’s stubbornness stirred the US”.

“I expect Trump to be tried after this turmoil,” said one pundit on Egypt’s MBC Misr TV, adding that “the US is no longer a superpower in the full sense of the word”.

Source: Capitol riots: World media see Trump ignite an ‘insurrection’ – BBC News