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Biden, reflecting on Senate acquittal of Trump, says ‘democracy is fragile’

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden disembarks from Air Force One on route to Camp David, in Hagerstown, Maryland, U.S. February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday that the Senate’s acquittal of former President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection was a reminder that democracy was fragile, and every American had a duty to defend the truth.

“This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile,” Biden said in a statement hours after the Senate failed to muster the two-thirds majority needed to convict Trump.

Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by William Mallard

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