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Donald Trump Condemns Capitol Violence And Finally Concedes Defeat In US Election

Donald Trump Condemns Capitol Violence And Finally Concedes Defeat In US Election

The President says a new Administration will be inaugurated on January 20 and has agreed to a peaceful transition of power.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Donald Trump has finally conceded defeat in the US Election during a speech to the nation.

The President condemned the violence that erupted in the Capitol building.

"I'd like to begin by addressing the heinous attack at the US Capitol," he said. Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem."

He explained that he 'immediately' called the National Guard after rumours started swirling that it wasn't the Commander in Chief who gave the order.

"America is and must always be a nation of law and order. The demonstrators who entered the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engaged in the acts of destruction: You do not represent our country. To those you broke the law: you will pay," he said.

He added that there will be a new Administration inaugurated on January 20 and he has agreed to provide a peaceful transition of power to the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris team.

"My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation," he said.

But he also offered an insight into why he dragged out the process of concession with a seemingly endless amount of legal challenges in various states.

"My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. In so doing I was fighting to defend American democracy," he said.

"I continue to strongly believe we must reform our election laws to verify the identity and eligibility of all voters.

"Now Congress has certified the results, a new administration will be sworn in on January 20th.

"To the citizens of our country, serving as your president has been the honour of my lifetime. And to all of my wonderful supporters, I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning.

"Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America."

Featured Image Credit: Donald Trump/Twitter

Topics: News, US Election, Donald Trump