Was the riot at the Capitol Building really President Trump’s fault?

Michael Busler
3 min readJan 12, 2021

Doesn’t every politician say they will fight for what they believe to be right?

Last week protestors stormed the Capitol Building in Washington. They over-powered guards, violently destroyed property and terrorized our elected leaders. Those involved will be caught and prosecuted for their crimes. This horrific act followed after tens of thousands of protestors peacefully marched in Washington. What sparked the change?

Most people are blaming President Trump and other GOP organizations for inciting this riot. “We’re going to walk down to the Capitol and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them,” Trump said.

Throughout his four years in office, Trump has been a less than effective communicator. Had he been a better communicator he could have avoided many of the problems he had to face. The phone call that led to his impeachment is an example.

Trump, who is a businessperson and not a politician, used a businessperson’s language on a telephone call. Trump’s opponents were able to convince those who already held Trump in very low regard, that the call represented an impeachable offense. Since personal relationships are so important in business, people often…

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Michael Busler

Dr. Busler is an economist and a public policy analyst. He is a Professor of Finance at Stockton University. His op-ed columns appear in Townhall, Newsmax.