The sitting president declared the end of the greatest presidential term in history and promised a peaceful transfer of power to Biden.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, January 7, promised to peacefully hand over power to President-elect Joe Biden after Congress approved the election results. At the same time, Trump still does not acknowledge the results of the vote. This is stated in his statement, reports CNN.
Commenting on the move, Trump said it “marks the end of the greatest first presidential term in history.”
“Even though I completely disagree with the election results, and the facts support what I said, there will nonetheless be a standard transfer of power on January 20,” Trump said in a statement.
He also stressed that he would continue to fight to ensure that “only legitimate votes are counted.”
“While this marks the end of the greatest first presidential term in history, it is only the beginning of our fight to make America great again,” Trump added.
The announcement was preceded by a joint session of both chambers of the U.S. Congress that approved Biden’s election as president.
As reported, the discussion took place against the backdrop of unprecedented riots in Washington, in which supporters of the current head of state tried to storm the building of the U.S. Congress. Four people died during the riots – one woman was shot in the Capitol building and three others were killed in the area around the building.