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Joe Biden’s presidency alone won’t be enough to fix America’s broken political culture

The Capitol riots are the latest horrifying example of the division Trump has stoked over the past four years. But it won't be healed by the President leaving office

By Alice Lilly  

Photo: Lamkey Rod/CNP/ABACA/PA Images

In the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency, shocking scenes have become the norm. But the storming of the US Capitol on Wednesday by rioters seeking to overturn the results of a free and fair election—encouraged by the outgoing President—was of a whole different scale, even as it was also the logical conclusion of the Trump Presidency.

It is difficult to convey the magnitude of what happened without sounding overwrought. But the fact is that events on Wednesday—which can justifiably be viewed as an attempted insurrection—led to five deaths and dozens more injuries. Elected representatives were told to…

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