Trump agrees to orderly transition of power, says fight to make America great again is only beginning
Ominously, Trump said: “It’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!”
Donald Trump has promised that the transition to the presidency of Joe Biden later this month will be orderly, while maintaining that he totally disagrees with the outcome of the election and that “the facts bear me out”.
Trump issued a statement following a day that will go down in infamy in the history of the United States, when his supporters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington DC amid truly terrifying scenes in the US capital.
One person was shot dead, three people died as a result of medical emergencies and 52 people were arrested in Washington yesterday, leading to a state of emergency to be declared in the city until 21 January, Joe Biden’s first day in office.
Despite the scenes in Washington yesterday, Congress was still able to convene to affirm Biden’s victory as the next President of the United States, prompting Trump to issue a statement promising an “orderly transition” on 20 January.
But that wasn’t all he said…
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump’s statement read.
“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted.
“While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!”
On Wednesday, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – Trump’s favoured method of communication – all took action to lock his accounts in an effort to address the spread of misinformation and the incitement of violence.
A video in which Trump tells aggressors at the Capitol Building "I love you", before urging them to go home, was removed from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, while three tweets were removed from his Twitter account, which was suspended for 12 hours with the threat of permanent suspension if the tweets were not removed.
Facebook suspended Trump's account for 24 hours, while Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, also locked his account.