In a nearly three-minute video, Trump who spoke from the White House on Thursday January 7, started by condemning Capitol Hill invasion carried out by his supporters on Wednesday.
Then, for the first time, he said a “new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th” but declined to mention President-elect Joe Biden by name.
“A new administration will be inaugurated on Jan. 20,” Trump said in the video. “My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”
The statement comes a day after a mob breached the US Capitol and sent lawmakers scrambling for safety during the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 elections.