United States President Donald Trump appears to have finally formally conceded that he lost the 2020 Presidential election to Joe Biden, after committing to “a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power”.
Trump had all but officially lost the November 3 Presidential Elections more than two months ago and has since been on an endless, directionless crusade to overturn the results of the election, making baseless claims of voter fraud. However, after the global condemnation of the Capitol Hill riots and a stream of White House resignations, it appears now that Trump has finally given in.
Trump was in “Twitter jail” for 12 hours because his account had been suspended for violating Twitter rules relating to “Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies”, while several other social media platforms had given him an outright “indefinite ban”. Twitter issued a final warning, saying that any repeat violations would result in a permanent ban for his account.
Therefore, when Trump released a video shortly after his account was unfrozen, he offered a more measured response to the Capitol Hill riots than most would have expected and barely touched on his baseless claims of voter fraud, which had riled diehard supporters on Wednesday outside the White House.
“Now that Congress has certified the results, a new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th,” he said, according to BBC. Trump went on to commit to an “orderly” transition of power
“My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”
Trump went on to thank “wonderful supporters” and promised “our incredible journey is only just beginning”.