Bim Afolami MP condemns Trump after violent night of unrest in Washington D.C

A Donald Trump supporter yells at counter-protesters outside the US Supreme Court during the Million MAGA March in Washington

Pro-Trump supporters storming the Capitol Building in Washington D.C - Credit: CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami has taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on outgoing American President Donald Trump, describing him as a "cancer at the heart of US politics".

Hitchin & Harpenden MP Bim Afolami has called on the District Council to make parking in Hitchin tow

Bim Afolami MP has taken to Twitter to call Donald Trump a 'cancer at the heart of US politics'. - Credit: Archant

Mr Afolami took to the social media platform in light of the unrest in the States, where armed protesters breached the historic U.S Capitol building overnight.

In full, Mr Afolami's tweet said: "Trump has been a cancer at the heart of US politics.

"It is so sad to see the impact on their democracy. I hope it can be repaired."

This follows official confirmation that the current President-elect, Joe Biden, will take over from Trump at the end of January.

There has been violence in the United States' capital overnight, where armed supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol building in Washington D.C. and forced an evening curfew.

Trump called for the violent mob to go home, but in turn repeated false claims the election was stolen - while taking to Twitter to praise his supporters.

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Trump has promised an orderly transition to Democrat Joe Biden, although he "totally disagrees" with the outcome of the election. 

Mr Afolami also showed his support for PM Boris Johnson's condemnation of the "disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress."

At the time of reporting, Stephen McPartland, MP for Stevenage, Sir Oliver Heald, MP for North East Herts, and Daisy Cooper MP for St Albans, have not taken to Twitter to comment on the situation in the US at the time of reporting.

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