Trump promises orderly transition but disagrees with election outcome

Trump promises orderly transition but disagrees with election outcome

- Donald Trump said he will leave office come January 20, although expressing reservations on the election outcome

- The outspoken head of state reiterated his earlier claims of electoral thievery vowing to continue with his fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted

- Biden's qualification comes after pro-Trump rioters invaded the US Capitol halting, for several hours, the joint session of Congress

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The outgoing United States President Donald Trump has for the first time said he will leave office come January 20, promising an orderly transition of power.

The outgoing United States President Donald Trump. Photo: Donald Trump.

The outgoing United States President Donald Trump. Photo: Donald Trump.
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Trump's sentiments come after the US Congress affirmed the Electoral College win of President-elect Joe Biden.

According to CNN, the Republican said he will leave office although expressing reservations on the election outcome.

"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," said Trump.
Trump concedes defeat, says there will be orderly transition

The outspoken head of state reiterated his earlier claims of electoral thievery vowing to continue with his fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted.

Pence's affirmation

Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris trounced Trump by 306 to 232 Electoral College votes surpassing the 270-threshold required to win the presidency.

The qualification comes after pro-Trump rioters invaded the US Capitol halting, for several hours, the joint session of Congress.

Proceedings resumed later on with Vice President Mike Pence, bringing the Senate session back into order.

“The announcement of the state of the vote by the President of the Senate shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons elected President and Vice President of the United States," Pence said following the count of all the Electoral College votes.

As earlier reported, the US Capitol police officers were forced to draw their guns in the chaotic scenes as protesters wanted to delay the peaceful transfer of power.

US Congress formally confirms Joe Biden's victory over Trump

The charged tussle has since led to the death of four people including one woman who was shot inside the Capitol.

The violent protest also saw the outgoing US First Lady Melania Trump's chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham resign.

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter also accused Trump of promoting violence through his official handles and subsequently barred him from posting, albeit temporarily.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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