Trump acknowledges Biden victory a day after Capitol chaos
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump conceded on Thursday that Joe Biden will be the next US president, a day after his supporters stormed the US Capitol as Congress was certifying Biden's victory in a stunning assault on American de acy .
Trump, who as recently as Thursday morning had continued to claim falsely that the election had been stolen from him, said his focus would now turn to ensuring a smooth transition to a Biden administration in a video released on Thursday evening.
The president condemned Wednesday's violence, saying rioters had defiled the seat of American de acy .
"Serving as your president has been the honor of my lifetime," Trump said. "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."
The statement was a stark reversal for Trump, who has spent months insisting he prevailed in the Nov. 3 election due to widespread fraud, despite no evidence.
His exhortation on Wednesday to thousands of supporters that they should march to the Capitol to protest the election results whipped up a mob that overran police officers and invaded the Capitol building, forcing members of Congress into hiding for their own safety.
The top Democrats in Congress, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, had called on Vice President Mike Pence and Trump's Cabinet earlier on Thursday to invoke a provision of the U.S. Constitution that allows them to remove the president from power if he is unable to discharge the duties of the office.
Barring that, Pelosi said she would likely reconvene the House to initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump for his role in Wednesday's violence, which claimed five lives, including that of a Capitol Police officer, according to reports.
This kind of drama dose not happen even in municipal elections in India and Americans wants to lecture us on de acy
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is not Trump alone, sevegore, Hillary Clinton were disappointed in earlier elections. but they were law abiding unlike Trump who has brought disgrace to the entire nation.
He could have done more gracefully. He has made a fool for himself, his followers and the family. He is not a leader, he is an arrogant CEO and you cannot run a country with attitude of a CEO.
DONALD TRUMP PROVD THAT HE EILL GO TO ANY EXTENT TO BE IN POWER. HE HAS SHAMED EVERY DEMOCRACY IN AND LAW ABIDINIG CITIZENS OF THIS WORLD. HAD HE WON, HE WOULD HAVE DESTROYED WORLD PEACE
特朗普证明了，为了掌 权，他会不择手段。他令世界上每一个民 主国家和守法公民蒙羞。如果是他赢了，他会破坏世界和平
He was and is a joker and mad. Hope he goes into oblivion permanently.
He is now scared of CONSEQUENCES of his actions. Shut the door on him! Indict him of HIGH TREASON and execute him. Don't let him escape.
4 people lost their lives due to provocation by Trump. He deserves punishment.
harjeet singh sandhu
What is a circus without a joker?
Arrest him before he escapes to UK - the haven of FUGITIVES all over the world.
Donald Trump has been let down by the biased system.
Every one want power by hook or crook whether it is presidential form or any other form.
Mr Trump is a thug and a scamster, and his last and terrible bid to overturn a clean fair election with his rabid mobs breaking into the Capitol, was the lowest of the lows for any US president.
we all know is not good for india seeing his critical view on indian union territory jammu&kashmir. Even though trump looks like a clown but he was always good towards india
Americans woke up in just 4 years and ousted the hate based divisive politics of Trump, something we Indians didn't do even after 5 years.
To quench his lust for power, he sacrificed four Americans including a lady.
Our feku is even worse than trump