Marc Pitzke
Marc Pitzke

America's Shame Trumpism Distilled to Its Purest Form

Marc Pitzke
A Commentary by Marc Pitzke in New York
A Commentary by Marc Pitzke in New York
Wednesday's failed insurrection in Washington is the logical finale of the Trump era. Responsibility for the debacle lies squarely on the shoulders of the Republican Party – and especially on their outgoing president.
The National Guard in front of the U.S. Capitol

The National Guard in front of the U.S. Capitol

Foto: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP
The Capitol Police were quickly overwhelmed by the mob.

The Capitol Police were quickly overwhelmed by the mob.

Foto: STEPHANIE KEITH / REUTERS
A Trump supporter at the president's rally, in which he told supporters: "You'll never take back our country with weakness!"

A Trump supporter at the president's rally, in which he told supporters: "You'll never take back our country with weakness!"

Foto: JIM BOURG / REUTERS
A logical conclusion to a four-year-long, autocratic fever-dream.

A logical conclusion to a four-year-long, autocratic fever-dream.

Foto: JIM URQUHART / REUTERS
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