Donald Trump has finally gave in after weeks of resistance against poll results that denied him a second term of office as president of the United States.
Trump has said there will be an “orderly transition” hours after the US Congress certified Joe Biden’s win in the presidential election.
“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,” the president said in a statement, posted on Twitter by a White House spokesman.
The US congress formally certified election of Joe Biden as US president with 306 college votes; he will be inaugurated on January 20th.after armed protesters stormed the Capitol
“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!”
Earlier, Trump’s supporters stormed the seat of US government and clashed with police, leading to the death of one woman.
The violence brought to a halt congressional debate over Democrat Joe Biden’s election win.
In the House and Senate chambers, Republicans were challenging the certification of November’s election results.
Before the violence, President Trump had told supporters on the National Mall in Washington that the election had been stolen. Hours later, as the violence mounted inside and outside the US Capitol, he appeared on video and repeated the false claim.
He told protesters “I love you” and described the people who stormed the Capitol complex as “patriots”.
Facebook stated that “The violent protests in the Capitol were a disgrace.
“We prohibit incitement and calls for violence on our platform. We are actively reviewing and removing any content that breaks these rules.”
Facebook also said it is currently looking for and removing content that incited or supported the storming of Capitol Hill.