- Donald Trump said "luck" is an important thing Joe Biden's administration will need as it takes over leadership of the US
- Trump said he leaves the White House a proud man but was quick to state that the movement he had started was not going to stop
- The exiting head of state plans to snub Joe Biden's inauguration and will fly out of Washington DC before the inauguration ceremony begins
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has said he will pray for "luck" for the next administration that is set to be inaugurated today, Wednesday, January 20.
In his farewell speech which he used to outline hallmarks his administration had made, Trump said he was leaving the White House a proud man but was quick to mention that much will be demanded from Biden's reign by the citizens.
" We did what we came here to do and so much more. I go from this majestic place with a loyal, joyful heart and optimistic spirit and supreme confidence that for our country and for our children- the best is yet to come.
As we inaugurate the new administration, we pray for its success to make out nation safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes and we also want them to have luck, a very important word," said Trump.
While alluding to his base of vibrant supporters, Trump said that "what he had started was not going to end since it had just begun and there has never been anything like it".
"The belief that a nation must serve its citizens will not dwindle but will only grow stronger by the day as long as the US people continue loving their country," he continued.
Commenting on the January 6 raid on US Capitol by some of his supporters, Trump condemned the incident stating that it horrified Americans.
"All Americans were horrified by the attack on our Capitol. Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans and can never be tolerated. We must rise above the partisan rank and forge a common destiny," said Trump.
As separately reported by Briefly.co.za, the chaos that led to the death of at least five people including a police officer, saw Trump impeached for the second time by the House of Representatives.
Trump, who exits as the 45th president of the US, will also go into history as the first head of state to snub the inauguration his successor.
Democrat Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take oath of office today.
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Source: Briefly News