A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th, says Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump has said that ta new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th as Congress has now certified the results.
Donald Trump has committed to an “orderly” transition of power a day after his supporters stormed Congress.
What did Trump say?
The President returned to Twitter on Thursday evening after his account was frozen for 12-hours. He said in a video message, “Now Congress has certified the results a new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th,”
“My focus now turns to ensure a smooth, orderly, and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”
He added that he had “immediately deployed” the National Guard to expel the intruders, though some US media reported he had hesitated to send in the troops, leaving his vice-president to give the order.
He also praised his “wonderful supporters” and promised, “our incredible journey is only just beginning”.
The video message implies Trump has come to a formal acceptance of his defeat after weeks of claiming he actually won the election in a “landslide”.
He spoke as top Democrats called for him to be removed from office.
Capitol police said hours later that one officer had died from injuries sustained during the riots.
Four others also died during riots. Officials said one Trump supporter was shot by police, while three died as a result of “medical emergencies”.
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