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Trump acknowledges his defeat in the elections and condemns his followers who “desecrated the seat of democracy”

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has condemned this Thursday the group of exalted people who stormed the Capitol this Wednesday after attending one of his rallies at the gates of the White House hours before, assuring that they “desecrated the seat of democracy American “and has recognized his defeat in the presidential elections.

“The United States is and must always be a nation of law and order, the protesters who infiltrated the Capitol have desecrated the headquarters of American democracy,” said Trump, who has called for a “smooth” transition of power, after several weeks inflating unfounded accusations about electoral fraud in the presidential past.

“For those who participated in acts of violence and destruction, they do not represent our country. And for those who violated the law, they will pay,” said Trump, who at the beginning of his speech assured that he felt, like any other American, ” outraged by the violence, anarchy and chaos “that occurred on Wednesday.

“Now, Congress has certified the results and the new Administration will be inaugurated on January 20. My focus is now on ensuring a smooth and orderly transition of power. This moment demands reconciliation,” he said.

With these words, the still president of the United States publicly acknowledges for the first time his defeat against Joe Biden in the last presidential elections of November 3, although he has justified the legal campaign to challenge these results stating that “he was only fighting to defend American democracy. “

“I continue to firmly believe that we must reform our electoral laws to verify the identity and eligibility of all voters and guarantee faith and trust in all future elections,” he said in a video posted on his Twitter account.

Trump, who has now called for “tempers to cool” and “calm again”, has appealed to the union of Americans to “defeat” the coronavirus crisis, which “has disrupted” the life of the country, damaged ” the largest economy in the world “and” has claimed countless lives. “

Fighting the pandemic, he has said, “will require a new emphasis on the civic values ​​of patriotism, faith, charity, community and family.”

Finally, Trump has indicated that it has been “the honor” of his life to have served as president of the United States, and has wanted to encourage his “wonderful followers”, which, he said, knows “they are disappointed”, that his “incredible journey” together “has only just begun”.

Trump supporters stormed the Capitol as the House and Senate held a joint session to verify Joe Biden’s victory in the Nov.3 election. The riots left at least five dead, one of them inside the Capitol itself and another a security agent who has died after injuries received during the incidents, and more than fifty people arrested.

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