Donald Trump finally admitted on Thursday that he had lost and would not serve a second term. “Now Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th,” Trump said in a two-minute video posted to his Twitter feed. “My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power.” Trump began his latest video by addressing what he called the “heinous attacks” on the Capitol. “Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem,” he said. “To those who engage in the acts of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law, you will pay,” he added, a different message than previous.
We remember that on Wednesday, in a video he posted to his social media channels, he continued to rail about voter fraud allegations that have been debunked or dismissed in court. “We love you,” Trump said as a mob continued to ransack the Capitol. “You’re very special.” On the other part, he affirmed: “My only goal was to insure the integrity of the vote. In so doing, I was fighting to defend American democracy.” This was said at the time when Democratic lawmakers pushed to oust him from office, either by application of the 25th Amendment or new impeachment proceedings. He was also suggested to resign.