Scott Morrison STILL refuses to condemn Donald for inciting mob to storm ...

Scott Morrison still refuses to directly condemn Donald for inciting mob to storm the US Capitol - instead saying 'things that were said' at rally just before siege in Washington were 'disappointing' Scott Morrison said the January 7 riots in the Capital was 'deeply distressing' Mr Morrison said he spoke to Joe Biden soon after he 'clearly won' the election  Last week, he stopped short of criticising Donald for spurring the mob on

By Australian Associated Press and Charlotte Karp For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 13:40 GMT, 18 January 2021 | Updated: 14:17 GMT, 18 January 2021

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Scott Morrison still refuses to condemn Donald for the deadly riot at the US Capitol by the defeated president's supporters.

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Mr last week made history as the only US president to be impeached twice and is due to face a Senate trial to decide if he will be convicted of inciting an insurrection.

The prime minister said the January 7 riot - which led to the deaths of five people - was deeply distressing.

'It was disappointing, very disappointing, that things were allowed to get to that stage,' he told 2GB radio on Monday.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference following a national cabinet meeting at Parliament House in Canberra on January 8

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference following a national cabinet meeting at Parliament House in Canberra on January 8

Pictured: On January 6, pro-Trump supporters and far-right forces flooded Washington DC to protest Trump's election loss

Pictured: On January 6, pro- supporters and far-right forces flooded Washington DC to protest 's election loss 

'The things that were said that had encouraged others to come to the Capitol and engage in that way, were incredibly disappointing, very disappointing.'

'America is very important to Australia and very important to this part of the world, and it's important we see them come together in that way and we'll be doing everything we can to support that and encourage that outcome.'

Mr Morrison said he spoke to Joe Biden soon after he 'clearly won' the election and was unlikely to do so again until after the incoming president's inauguration this week.

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'America's going through a very terrible time at the moment but (we are) looking forward to the country uniting and moving on from these terrible last few

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