Donald Trump finally admits his term’s ending, pledges orderly transition as Congress certifies Biden win

People on social media rejoiced at Biden's win being certified by the Congress, many even expressed their relief after witnessing the formal end to the Trump presidency


                            Donald Trump finally admits his term’s ending, pledges orderly transition as Congress certifies Biden win
Donald Trump, Joe Biden (Getty Images)

After a day of siege of the Capitol building by Donald Trump supporters that resulted in four deaths, a joint session of Congress finished counting the Electoral College votes and confirmed Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States early Thursday morning, January 7. 

Biden's 2020 election win was certified and cemented in history despite the disruption and objections from Republicans to election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania. Members from both chambers were able to certify the Electoral College more than 14 hours after the process began. The counting of Vermont's three electoral votes put Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris over the 270-threshold needed to win the presidency.

The process was briefly halted as mass chaos ensued following armed, pro-Trump rioters storming the Capitol, forcing House and Senate lawmakers into multi-hour lockdown. In the midst of the confusion, several Republican lawmakers decided to give up their challenges and accept the Presidential election results. 



 

Following a formal affirmation of Biden's Electoral College victory, President Trump said the decision "represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history." "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," Trump said in a statement.

"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," Trump said. He also repeated false claims about the election that incited a mob to storm the Capitol.

Biden is scheduled to be inaugurated as the 46th president of the US on January 20. 

People on social media rejoiced at Biden's win being certified by the Congress, many even expressed their relief after witnessing the formal end to the Trump presidency. "And this is the Power of US Democracy," one of them said, while another wrote, "The Red Menace has been put down. May we build a better future for all." A third reported, "Let’s make America kind again..." One more said, "Good riddance." 

The next commented, "13 days to inauguration is way to long What are you going to do to avert Trump's next drastic action?" A user tweeted, "I was going to say this yesterday, but ‘yey!’, better late (because of a bunch of rioting goons) than never." One more remarked, "Standing ovation including from those who fomented sedition is something to see."

Another said, "That’s it. That seals the deal. I’ve been american citizen for 54 years and in all my time of being one i’ve never seen an election this bad. I’ve had enough, until someone fixes this country,I’ll be packing my bags to Wyoming where they actually know how to run a country." One more wrote, "At Last the will of the people triumph. The sovereign will of the people triumph. Government of the people by the people and for the people." A per quipped, "Finally I’m relieved!!! I can unfollow trump now!!!!"



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

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