Thursday evening President Donald Trump posted a nearly three-minute video message to the American people, both on his now-unblocked Twitter account and on his YouTube channel.
The president first strongly condemned the violent uprising that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. He then acknowledged that a new administration will be taking over on January 20th, and promised a smooth transition.
“I’d like to begin by addressing the heinous attack on the United States Capitol. Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem. I immediately deployed the National Guard and Federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel the intruders,” Trump said.
“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 engaged in the acts of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law, you will pay,” he vowed.
Trump then addressed the election and the end of his presidency, but never mentioned Joe Biden’s name. “We have just been through an intense election, and emotions are high, but now tempers must be cooled and calm restored. We must get on with the business of America.”
“My campaign vigorously pursued every legal avenue to contest the election results. My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. In so doing, I was fighting to defend American democracy. I continue to strongly believe 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,” he said.
“Now Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation,” Trump said.
He spoke about the coronavirus pandemic that made 2020 a “challenging” time, damaged the economy and claimed countless lives. “Defeating this pandemic and rebuilding the greatest economy on earth will require all of us working together. We must revitalize the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that binds us together, as one national family.”
“To the citizens of our country, serving as your president has been the honor of my lifetime. And to all my wonderful supporters, I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning,” Trump concluded.
“Thank you. God bless you, and God bless America,” he added.
WATCH his full speech in the video below:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
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