Donald Trump refuses to name Joe Biden as he wishes incoming POTUS 'success' in bizarre farewell speech

'We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck -- a very important word,' the outgoing president added

                            Donald Trump refuses to name Joe Biden as he wishes incoming POTUS 'success' in bizarre farewell speech
President Donald Trump speaks during an 'Evangelicals for Trump' campaign event held at the King Jesus International Ministry on January 03, 2020, in Miami, Florida (Getty Images)

The outgoing president Donald Trump wished success to the new administration in his farewell speech, however, deterred himself to name his successor – Joe Biden. The White House released the recorded speech of the Republican leader in which he stated, “This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck – a very important word.”

Since the 2020 presidential election results were announced, Trump has claimed voter fraud and alleged that the voting systems were rigged. His constant allegations even resulted in the deadly riots of January 6 in Washington, D.C. The 74-year-old’s false accusations led his followers to believe him, who decided to march down the Capitol building early this month, which tragically resulted in five deaths, including a police officer.

During his farewell address, Trump spoke about the deadly protests but did not acknowledge that his words persuaded his supporters to do it. “All Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol. Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans. It can never be tolerated,” he added. The January 6 violence resulted in Trump’s impeachment for the second time, which made him the first president of the US to be impeached twice.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on election night in the East Room of the White House in the early morning hours of November 04, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

According to reports, this year’s transfer of power will be unique in several ways - first because of the coronavirus pandemic and second Trump’s stubbornness not to accept the fact that Biden would assume office on January 20. The soon-to-be-former president is reportedly not attending Biden and Kamala Harris’ swearing-in and would leave the Oval Office before the event.

Elsewhere in the speech, Trump mostly talked about his “successful” tenure as the president, which covered moving the federal judiciary to the right, taking an aggressive stance toward China, forging Middle East peace deals, and establishing what he called the “greatest economy in the history of the world.” He also took credit for his “successful” response to the Covid-19 even though it killed 400,000 people since hitting the nation in early 2020. Besides, the 45th leader seemed to accept that his rough way of working in the Office affected many in an adverse way, but he did not extend any apologies. “I did not seek the easiest course; by far, it was actually the most difficult. I did not seek the path that would get the least criticism. I took on the tough battles, the hardest fights, the most difficult choices because that’s what you elected me to do,” Trump noted.

9: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guest gathered at Fountain Park during a campaign rally on March 19, 2016 in Fountain Hills, Arizona (Getty Images)

Several people took to Twitter to express their thoughts on Trump’s speech. One person tweeted, “Is it a hostage video or a rant? Can someone give me the Cliff Notes version. It's too early in the day to get high, so I won't even attempt to deal with it.” The second user commented, “Goes like this. Blah blah blah blah blah. I am great. Blah blah blah blah blah. Witch hunt. Blah blah blah blah. Radical left. Blah blah blah blah blah. Stolen election. Blah blah blah blah blah. I am the greatest human being ever to have lived. Blah blah blah.” “I can’t. Can someone please summarize the talking points? It’s nearly 20 minutes long! I can’t get those minutes of my life baaaack. Aaaargh. I’m literally anxious it’s going to be just another ᕼᑌǤᗴ jerk-off session. It’s been 4 Years of self-absorbed Hand Jobs,” the third user added.




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