President Donald Trump is still refusing to concede. Still, following the ridiculous scenes at Capitol Hill on Wednesday, he released a statement pledging an “orderly transition” of power to President-elect Joe Biden.
“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. 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!” his statement reads in part.
The statement came just moments after Congress formally confirmed Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election.
Deranged Trumpers stormed the Capitol, and a woman was shot and killed inside the government building — a scene which left some of the president’s staunchest supporters reeling in disgust.
“Call it off, Mr. President. We need you to call this off,” Rep. Mike Gallagher, a Republican, said in a CNN interview, “it’s over. Please go home.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a close ally of Trump, publicly condemned the “disgraceful scenes.”
“The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power,” Johnson tweeted.
Trump has been relatively quiet on Thursday morning, most likely due to the fact that Twitter and Facebook temporarily suspended his social media accounts.
There are 13 days left until Trump is forced to step away from the White House. Americans hope that the president keeps his vow to hand over power in an “orderly” fashion.