Too Late, Mr. President
Source: Washington Post
Trump acknowledges a new administration will be inaugurated on January 20
By Amy B Wang
Trump acknowledges there will be a new administration on Jan. 20
A day after the insurrection at the Capitol, President Trump on Jan. 7 said he will focus on ensuring a "seamless transition of power." (@realDonaldTrump/Twitter)
In a video message released Thursday evening, more than 24 hours after mobs of his supporters besieged the U.S. Capitol in a shocking insurrection, President Trump denounced and tried to distance himself from the attack in his name.
America is and must always be a nation of law and order. The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy, Trump said. To those who engaged in the acts of violence and destruction: You do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law: You will pay.
Reading off a script in a flat voice, Trump claimed he immediately deployed the National Guard to help secure the building and expel the intruders. Other officials have disputed that account. Trump also claimed his attempts to overturn the election results were simply his efforts to ensure the integrity of the vote.
Nevertheless, the video appeared to be the closest Trump has come to formally conceding to Biden.
capital building...a nice, fitting tribute to you when you blatantly ignored the standards of law, and extorted others to attempt to overthrow the government and install yourself as supreme leader. I hope you suffer. Idiot.