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Former US President Donald Trump issued a statement attacking his successor, US President Joe Biden, on the one-year anniversary of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol building in which he accused Biden of using the violence of that day to divide Americans.

"Biden, who is destroying our Nation with insane policies of open Borders, corrupt Elections, disastrous energy policies, unconstitutional mandates, and devastating school closures, used my name today to try to further divide America. This political theater is all just a distraction for the fact Biden has completely and totally failed. Our Country no longer has Borders, has totally and completely lost control of Covid (record numbers!), is no longer Energy Independent, Inflation is rampant, our Military is in chaos, and our exit, or surrender, from Afghanistan was perhaps the most embarrassing day in the long and distinguished history of the United States—and so much more. Why is it that the Unselect Committee of totally partisan political hacks, whose judgment has long ago been made, not discussing the rigged Presidential Election of 2020? It’s because they don’t have the answers or justifications for what happened. They got away with something, and it is leading to our Country’s destruction. They want all conversation concerning the Election “Canceled.” Just look at the numbers, they speak for themselves. They are not justifiable, so the complicit media just calls it the Big Lie, when in actuality the Big Lie was the Election itself," Trump said.

"The Democrats want to own this day of January 6th so they can stoke fears and divide America. I say, let them have it because America sees through theirs lies and polarizations," the former president added.

On Tuesday, Trump cancelled a press conference he had scheduled for today at his Mar-a-Lago resort, saying he would speak instead at a rally in Arizona on January 15.

In a statement, Trump blamed the House committee probing the January 6, 2021 riots at the US Capitol for his decision to cancel the press conference.

The former President had planned to use the Thursday news conference as counterprogramming for a scheduled prayer service at the Capitol to commemorate the riots.