President Donald Trump on Thursday admitted, for the first time in his own words, that President-elect Joe Biden’s administration would take charge on Jan. 20.
Without mentioning Biden’s name, Trump in a nearly three-minute video said “a new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th.”
“Now tempers must be cooled, and calm restored. We must get on with the business of America,” Trump said in his first address to the nation following the riots that gripped Washington.
“My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power,” the president added.
Trump has vowed never to concede to Biden, whose victory was projected by all major news outlets in mid-November and confirmed by Electoral College votes in mid-December.
The Republican president has falsely insisted he won in a “landslide,” asserting his reelection was stolen through massive electoral fraud.
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