U.S. President Donald Trump has conceded for the first time that President-elect Joe Biden will become the next president of the United States after Congress affirmed victory.
In a nearly three-minute video, Trump who spoke from the White House on Thursday, January 7, started by condemning the Capitol Hill invasion carried out by his supporters on Wednesday.
Then, for the first time, he said a “new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th” but declined to mention President-elect Joe Biden by name.
“A new administration will be inaugurated on Jan. 20,” Trump said in the video. “My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”
Watch the video below
Donald Trump finally conceded defeat pic.twitter.com/hPHgmEhYwK— Lifeissues11 (@AGINAS) January 8, 2021