Joe Biden has ripped into his predecessor during a speech marking one year since the deadly Capitol Insurrection.
As US politicians gathered in America's political heartland last year to confirm Biden as the winner of the 2020 US Election, rioters pooled outside the doors.
They clashed with Capitol police and eventually they upped the ante by breaking into the building. They went door-to-door to find lawmakers, damaged offices and posed for photos.
It was a dark day in America's history and Joe Biden has pointed the finger at who was to blame for inciting that crowd into a frenzy.
In his address to the nation reflecting on the events of 6 January 2021, the US President slammed Donald Trump for his actions.
"The Bible tells us that we shall know the truth and the truth shall make us free. We shall know the truth. Well, here is the God's truth about January 6 2021," he said.
"Rioters rampaging waving for the first time inside this Capitol the Confederate flag that symbolises the cause to destroy America, to rip us apart.
"Even during the Civil War that never, ever happened. But it happened here in 2021."
He accused Trump of whipping the crowd into a rage outside the Capitol by telling everyone to 'fight like hell'.
Instead of calling off the mob as the fury was spilling over, Biden said Trump was 'sitting in a private dining room off the Oval Office in the White House, watching it all on television, and doing nothing for hours as police were assaulted, lives at risk, the nation's Capitol under siege'.
"We must be absolutely clear about what is true and what is a lie. And here's the truth: The former president of the United States of America has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election," Joe Biden added.
"He's done so because he values power over principle, because he sees his own interests as more important than his country's interests ... and because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our Constitution, he can't accept he lost."
Biden said the Capitol rioters were trying to 'subvert the Constitution' and 'rewrite history' when in reality he won the election fair and square.
Interestingly, Biden never said Trump's actual name and instead referred to the 'former president' or the 'defeated president' 16 times.
He concluded with: "I did not seek this fight, brought to this Capitol one year ago today, but I will not shrink from it either. I will stand in this breach. I will defend this nation, and I'll allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of democracy."
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