President Donald Trump has conceded the 2020 presidential race to President-elect Joe Biden, and in the same video release, condemning those criminal supporters and other criminals who breached the Capitol, adding that those who broke the law and "defiled the seat of American Democracy" will "pay" for their crimes.
Capitol Police have reported that (5) people have died during the protests, one woman was shot and killed by Capitol Police.
"Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence lawlessness, and mayhem," said President Trump. "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. To those who engage in the acts of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country, and to those who broke the law, you will pay."
President Trump then went on to say that he "vigorously pursued every legal avenue to contest the election results," and did so to ensure the integrity of the vote in so doing I was fighting to defend American democracy."
"I continue to strongly believe that we must reform our election laws to verify the identity and eligibility of all voters and to ensure faith and confidence in all future elections," added Trump. "Now Congress has certified the results and a new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th, my focus now turns to ensuring a smooth orderly, and seamless transition of power."
Watch the video here:
President Trump: "A new administration will be sworn in on January 20th."pic.twitter.com/P3edpJQDSp
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