US President President Trump released a statement committing to “an orderly transition on January 20th” but repeating his unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud.
Lawmakers are continuing with the certification of Joe Biden’s win in the November presidential election after clashes on Capitol Hill during which four people died.
“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,” he said, in a comment published on his spokesperson’s Twitter account. Twitter has temporarily blocked the president from using his own account.
“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!” he added.
More than 60 legal cases by Trump’s campaign team challenging the November result have failed.