Like the vast majority of people all around the world, sitting here in Orkney, I was shocked at the scenes unfolding in Washington.
The rise of Trump was one of the first events we covered in The Orkney News when folk in Orkney came together on the Kirk Green, in Kirkwall to demonstrate against Trump and in solidarity with the People of America.
Those Orkney folks came from all walks of life. A mixter maxter of people concerned about their fellow human beings across the Atlantic.
Trumpism has infested everywhere and even in our islands it has supporters.
It’s use of fake news across social media.
The language of hate and racism given a voice by ambitious politicians who latched onto those messages for their own ends.
The Constitution of your Republic and your Democracy will prevail against this tide of Trump incited destruction.
We wish you all the best for 2021 and we wish you a safe recovery from Trump.
Yours, Fiona Grahame, Editor, The Orkney News