Without mentioning Joe Biden by name, outgoing President Donald Trump delivers a farewell recorded message to wish the new administration well.
In the video, Trump says, “This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous.”
Trump also addressed the storming of the Capitol building by his supporters. He had told the crowd to march to the Capitol Building and protest the election results peacefully.
He stated that “all Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol” and that “political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans” and “can never be tolerated.”
Trump also outlined his top achievements in office, including efforts to normalize relations in the Middle East.
Trump declared, “We did what we came here to do — and so much more.”
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN’S INAUGURATION:
President-elect Joe Biden arrives in Washington, D.C., from Delaware on Tuesday. He will appear at a memorial for COVID-19 victims at the Lincoln Memorial in the evening. Biden will spend the night at Blair House, the president’s official guesthouse, and will be inaugurated as the nation’s 46th president on Wednesday. 850WFTL will air Biden’s inaugural live beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Melanie Trump also released a video saying that being America’s First Lady has been her highest honor.
Vice President Mike Pence says he will not be able to attend Trump’s departure ceremony Wednesday morning at Andrew’s Air Force Base. He also released a a farewell statement on Twitter.
Thank you for the privilege of serving as your Vice President these past four years, it has been the greatest honor of my life. On behalf of our Wonderful Second Lady, Karen Pence, and our entire Family, Thank You and God Bless America. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/chbcBfvmB9
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 19, 2021