European Commission president: We're worried that democracy was 'permanently damaged' under Trump

During a speech at the Davos Agenda summit on Tuesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that she's worried about the effect of Donald Trump's presidency on the state of democracy, Forbes reports.

Von der Leyen said that global leaders "are worrying about whether democracy itself might have been permanently damaged in the last four years" thanks to Trump.

She went on to say that the global community "must nurture our democracy every day and defend our institutions against the corrosive power of hate speech, of disinformation, fake news, and incitement to violence."

"And in a world where polarizing opinions are the loudest, it is a short step from crude conspiracy theories to the death of a police officer, and unfortunately the storming of the [U.S. Capitol] showed us how just true that is," she said.

Watch her full speech below: