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Trump CONCEDES After Congress Affirms Biden’s Win, ‘There Will Be an Orderly Transition on January 20th’

Congress on early Thursday morning formally affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory after a mob supporting Donald Trump violently broke into the Capitol the day before.

The extraordinary attack on the U.S. Capitol left the building in tatters, at least one protester dead and lawmakers in both parties shell-shocked by the unprecedented threat to their safety in a building previously thought to be virtually impenetrable.

Shortly before 4 a.m. EST, after lawmakers formally tabulated each state’s Electoral College votes, Vice President Pence announced before a joint session of Congress that Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris had won 306 votes over his and Trump’s 232.

And then, minutes after Pence closed the session, Trump made a statement, effectively conceding.

Trump said, “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. 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!”

And Trump had to release the statement through his social media manager, because Trump’s own account was frozen for 12 hours after inciting violence earlier in the day.

So basically, Trump conceded!


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