Michael Cardinal, FISM News
President Donald Trump condemned the Capitol building rioters, called for calm and healing, and said that serving as president was the honor of his lifetime in a new video posted to Twitter.
In his first post since his account was suspended, Trump acknowledged the certification of the election results, naming Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States. He said his focus has now turned to “ensuring a smooth, orderly, and seamless transition of power” in light of these results.
Trump’s initial comments denounced the rioters and looters stating that those who “infiltrated the Capitol have defiled democracy” and that those who broke the law “will pay.” He defended the process of contesting the election results saying that his “only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote” and “defend American democracy,” reiterating the importance of election law reform for the future.
President Trump then focused on the need for unity in our country in light of recent events and emphasized his desire for the transition of power to be a moment that brings “healing and reconciliation.”
This comes after Democratic officials have accused Trump of inciting the Capitol riots and called for his impeachment.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021