In last night’s address, US President Donald Trump said he now turns his attention to a smooth and orderly transfer of presidency to Joe Biden, after Congress confirmed the democratic candidate as the elected winner.
Trump also condemned the violence, saying the rioters had defiled the seat of American democracy. He also said he was appalled by the violence, lawlessness, and chaos caused by the so-called supporters.
“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,” Trump said.
“Serving as your president has been the honor of my lifetime”
In his address, President Trump took the opportunity to thank all those who supported him, and once again stressed that this defeat is just the beginning of a long journey that leads to a better and stronger America.
Pelosi and Schumer called for immediate removal
Trump’s statement followed recent calls from leading Democrats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president immediately.
Pelosi said that it is imperative to immediately remove Trump from Office as he represents a danger to American democracy. Schumer added that if Pence declines the invocation of the 25th amendment, the only option left is to initiate Trump’s removal request in Congress.
This amendment has been used only 6 times in history, and the most famous case was the resignation of Richard Nixon after the Watergate affair.
However, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence opposes the call for the 25th Amendment, so it is realistic to expect Trump to leave the White House through a regular process.
Trump is back on Twitter
This was Trump’s first address via Twitter, after that company suspended his account, under the pretext of inciting violence and further contributing to the riots that shocked the country.
Twitter issued a statement saying this was the last warning to Trump, and that his account would be permanently blocked if he violates community guidelines once more.
Most other social media channels, led by Facebook and Twitch, banned Trump’s accounts indefinitely, or at least until the end of his presidency.
Unfortunately, Twitter has since permanently blocked President Trumps account.