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    While quite a few social media users voiced their displeasure with the ALP's stunt, there were also those who saved their harsh words for Scott Morrison instead.

    As supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building in Washington, DC, where Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election was being certified, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) used POTUS' image to bash Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on social media.

    On 7 January, ALP tweeted a photo of Trump and Morrison standing side-by-side, with the caption: “It's the company you keep.”

    ​The tweet comes as a number of world leaders and prominent political figures condemned the storming of the Capitol.

    The ALP tweet, however, ended up eliciting a backlash online, while some users arguing that photo ops like the one featured in the tweet are nothing out of the ordinary.

    ​There were also those, however, who reserved their criticism for Morrison instead.

    On 6 January, President Trump's supporters stormed the US Capitol building in Washington, DC, disrupting a US Congress session to officially count the votes cast by the Electoral College.

    As soon as the police managed to control the protesters, senators resumed their session and went on to confirm Biden as the next US president and Kamala Harris as his vice-president.

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