Outgoing US President Donald Trump has promised an “orderly” switch of energy after a tumultuous 24 hours in Washington DC during which rioters stormed Congress and lawmakers lastly confirmed incoming president Joe Biden’s election victory.
“Though I completely disagree with the result of the election, and the details bear me out, however there shall be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump mentioned in an announcement early on Thursday as he continued to advertise allegations of voter fraud.
“Whereas this represents the tip of the best first time period in presidential historical past, it is solely the start of our combat to Make America Nice Once more!” Trump mentioned.
It was Trump’s first acknowledgement of his defeat within the November three election.
The message was issued by way of his social media director Dan Scavino, because the president’s private Twitter account was locked, following feedback he printed that some say spurred the assault on the US Capitol by his loyalists on Wednesday.
Fellow social media big Fb banned Trump from his accounts indefinitely on Thursday, citing his intent to “undermine the peaceable and lawful transition of energy”.
US lawmakers lastly licensed Biden’s election win within the early hours of Thursday after the rely in Congress of Electoral Faculty votes handed the 270 mark.
He obtained 306, as has been projected for nearly two months.
The joint session of Congress had been abruptly halted hours earlier after rioters breached each chambers of the Capitol constructing, forcing lawmakers to flee and hunker down till the siege ended.