World Bank boss deeply disappointed by the storming of Capitol by Trump supporters

David Malpass, Under Secretary for International Affairs at the Treasury Dept., right, speaks about Brexit, next to Randal Quarrels, Vice Chairman for Supervision, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, during a meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at the Treasury Department, in Washington.
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The President of World Bank, David Malpass, is deeply disappointed over the recent storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters.

 

The President of World Bank, David Malpass, who was a former adviser to President Donald Trump, felt highly disappointed with the recent storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters.

He expressed his deep emotion in his letter to his staff about the assault on the U.S. Congress and assured them the bank was working to ensure their security.

According to Malpass,

  • “Like many of you, I have been following the disturbing events in Washington, D.C. closely. It is hard to express the depth of concern about developments in recent years. I was deeply appalled by what happened yesterday, and I spoke to the Board of Directors this morning.”

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What you should know

  • Malpass was an adviser for Trump during his 2016 election campaign and was nominated by him for a five-year term at the World Bank – approved by the bank’s board in April 2019.
  • Trump was under intense pressure to resign two days after he urged supporters to fight the result of the Nov. 3 election that he lost
  • This event occurred as the lawmakers were preparing to certify the election of Democrat, Joe Biden, as the president of US.
  • The protesters were seen breaking windows and scaling the walls of the Capitol – sending shock waves all over the world, with many world leaders fingering Trump as sponsoring the attack.
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