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Trump vows ‘orderly transfer of power’ after Congress certifies Biden victory

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President Donald Trump has said there will be an “orderly” transfer of power on January 20, while also promising the continuation of the “struggle” for his political platform.

The president’s statement was made on Thursday morning on Twitter via his social media chief Dan Scavino after Trump’s own account was suspended by Twitter on tweets that violate its civic integrity policy.

The statement came just minutes after Congress announced it had certified victory by President-elect Joe Biden last November.

“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts tell me, there will nonetheless be an orderly transition on January 20,” Trump said. declaration Lily.

“I always said that we would continue our fight so that only legal votes are counted. While this marks the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it is only the beginning of our fight to make America great again!

The late statement followed an attempted insurgency by Trump supporters in the U.S. Capitol that the president himself had stoked. The violent climax of a march against the November election results left four people in the face and shocked the world, with Politics and business leaders unite in condemnation.

The storming of Capitol Hill forced the temporary suspension of the official Electoral College vote count by Congress, with lawmakers being rushed to take cover. However, once the rioters were tardily cleared, the process resumed, resulting in Biden’s confirmation as president-elect.

Earlier today, Trump incited his supporters by telling them, “You will never take our country back with weakness, you have to be strong and you have to be strong.” He also urged Vice President Mike Pence to cancel state votes on Wednesday.

However, Pence told members of Congress, “My oath to support and defend the Constitution prevents me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not.”

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