Trump condemns Capitol attack, concedes Biden will take office

The US president promises smooth transition

President Donald Trump, in a video message on Thursday night, condemned the riot by his supporters at the US Capitol that has left five people dead and said he would prepare for the administration of President-elect Joe Biden, news wires reported. Trump released the video as calls for his ouster mounted on Thursday.

“Like all Americans I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness, and mayhem,” Trump said on the attack on Wednesday that shocked the US and the world. He added, as he did in a statement posted early Thursday, that he would focus on a smooth transition, Bloomberg reported. Earlier, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a brief statement that she read to reporters that the president condemned the riot that occurred as both houses of Congress were certifying Biden’s victory in the Electoral College vote.

Trump, in the video, didn’t mention his future plans, but said: “serving as your president has been the honour of my lifetime. And to all my wonderful supporters I know you are disappointed but I also want you to know our incredible journey is only just beginning.”

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