President Trump is pledging an “orderly transition” after Congress affirms Joe Biden’s victory in the November election.
The admission came hours after some of the president’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol under the auspices of fighting the election results.
“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 said, according to a statement attributed to him and released by the White House.
The statement also hinted at another run for the White House for Trump, who stated, “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.”
Congress certified Joe Biden’s electoral college victory early Thursday after pro-Trump protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday.
Trump was unable to release the statement himself after Twitter temporarily locked his accounts for “repeated and severe violations” of the company’s civic integrity policy.