President Joe Biden has heavily criticized former President Donald Trump on the first anniversary of the attack on the US Capitol.

In a televised speech, Mr. Biden accused his predecessor of spreading “a web of lies” that led to the mob’s assault.

Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on 6 January 2021 as Congress gathered to certify Mr. Biden’s presidential election victory.

Live footage of US politicians cowering from the mob shocked the world.

Shortly after Mr Biden’s speech on Thursday Mr. Trump released an angry statement hitting out at his successor whom he accused of “failure” and repeated false claims about the election. END

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