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Trump Releases Statement Regarding Transition Of Power

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President Donald Trump released a statement during the early morning hours on Thursday committing to the peaceful transition of power after Congress formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, officially making him President-elect of the United States.

The president’s statement comes after what started as a protest rally turned into chaos that ended up with the National Guard being deployed to restore order at the Capitol.

“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 in a statement. “I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. 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!”

Trump’s statement follows the formal certification of Biden’s Electoral College victory, presided over by Vice President Mike Pence. When the certification process, which was disrupted for several hours due to the chaos at the Capitol, was restarted, Pence began by condemning the violence that erupted and praising law enforcement for taking control of the situation.

“Today was a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol,” said the vice president (video below). “But thanks to the swift efforts of U. S. Capitol police, federal, state, and local law enforcement, the violence was quelled. The Capitol is secured, and the people’s work continues. We condemn the violence that took place here in the strongest possible terms. We grieve the loss of life in these hallowed halls, as well as the injuries suffered by those who defended our Capitol today. And we will always be grateful for the men and women who stayed at their post to defend this historic place.”

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