Trump calls for end to violence he incited as pressure on White House mounts

Trump calls for end to violence he incited as pressure on White House mountsJanuary 8, 2021

Amid calls for impeachment and cabinet resignations, president issues first straightforward condemnation of mob attack

More than 24 hours after he incited a mob to attack the US Capitol, Donald Trump has urged an end to the violence and finally acknowledged that Joe Biden will be the next president, saying in a video statement that “a new administration will be inaugurated on January 20” and promising a smooth transfer of power.

The statement was posted on Twitter – one of the only social media platforms to which the president still has access – following a day of silence after his unprecedented encouragement of rioters bent on insurrection.

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