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Trump issues statement accepting ‘end’ of his term via staffer’s personal Twitter amid freeze

Trump issues statement accepting 'end' of his term via staffer's personal Twitter amid freeze

Donald Trump has come close to conceding the presidency, acknowledging in a public statement “the end” of his term, and that he will leave office in an “orderly transition” on Jan. 20. 

The statement was issued after Congress affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory on Thursday, and hours after violent insurrectionists stormed and attacked the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Four people have died as a result of the riot. 

Until now, Trump has refused to concede defeat. And as the president is currently locked out of social media, the president issued the statement through White House director of social media Dan Scavino’s personal account, rather than his professional account.  Read more…

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