Lisa Wilkinson's furious attack on 'unhinged' Donald Trump

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

Lisa Wilkinson launched into a furious attack on US President Donald Trump on Thursday night, calling him a "criminal" after the violent riots in Washington DC where his supporters stormed Capitol Hill.

The Project host addressed the show's viewers, saying Trump was "clearly unhinged".

Lisa Wilkinson
Lisa Wilkinson launched into a furious attack on US President Donald Trump on The Project on Thursday night, calling him a "criminal" after the violent riots in Washington DC where his supporters stormed Capitol Hill. Photo: Ten

The President had refused to concede his loss to President-elect Joe Biden following the election in November and went so far as to urge his supporters to come to Washington and rally on Wednesday as it was the day the US House of Representatives and Senate were to certify the results of the election.

"The fact that he refuses allow this peaceful transfer of power, in my mind makes him a criminal," Lisa said.

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"Mike Pence has been loyal to him for four years, there was no thanks to Pence today from Trump."

"All of those people who have allowed this to happen, it was always going to end like this. Even still, it is so awful to watch this Great Western democracy just completely collapse," she said.

Donald Trump spent weeks telling his supporters the election results were false and called on them to storm Capitol Hill. Photo: Getty
Donald Trump spent weeks telling his supporters the election results were false and called on them to storm Capitol Hill. Photo: Getty

Trump had spent weeks telling his supporters the election results were false.

"Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election," Trump wrote on Twitter in December. "Big protest in DC on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!"

The riots ended up leaving four people dead with thousands turning up to march on Capitol Hill, something Trump encouraged.

"We're going to walk down to the Capitol and we're going to cheer on our brave senators and Congressmen and women," he said.

At his last rally as President, Trump urged his supporters "to fight".

Trump's supporters have been labelled as terrorists following their 'protest' on Capitol Hill that left four people dead. Photo: Getty
Trump's supporters have been labelled as terrorists following their 'protest' on Capitol Hill that left four people dead. Photo: Getty

"We will never give up, we will never concede," he said

While watching the violence from the White House, Trump said protestors should "remain peaceful".

Biden appeared on live television, saying the violence was "not a protest, it's insurrection", demanding Trump to put "an end to this siege".

In a video posted to Twitter, Trump told his followers, "I know you're hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election."

US President-elect Joe Biden appeared on live television, saying the violence was "not a protest, it's insurrection", demanding Trump to put "an end to this siege". Photo: Getty
US President-elect Joe Biden appeared on live television, saying the violence was "not a protest, it's insurrection", demanding Trump to put "an end to this siege". Photo: Getty

"But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order."

In another message, he called them "great patriots" adding, “We love you. You’re very special.” Twitter later hid three of his tweets and locked his account with Facebook following suit.

Many Twitter users have pointed out the difference between Trump's response between Black Lives Matter protesters where he threatened people with arrests and the use of the military break up the protests.

Biden will be inaugurated on January 20.

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