Donald Trump promises orderly handover to Joe Biden.
The outgoing US President Donald Trump assures his successor Joe Biden a proper handover. “Even if I disagree with the result of the election and the facts confirm me, there will still be a proper handover on January 20,” Trump announced, according to a message distributed by Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino on Twitter. Trump had always refused this promise.
Biden’s inauguration is scheduled for January 20. He was elected as the next US President in the presidential election on November 3, 2020. Trump and parts of the Republican Party had since tried political and legal tricks to prevent Biden from becoming president. However unsuccessful.
Shortly before Trump’s statement, the US Congress confirmed Biden’s victory in the election. However, the debates in the Senate and the House of Representatives were overshadowed by the storming of the Capitol, where the chambers of parliament are located. Supporters of Trump had stormed the building by force and temporarily occupied the meeting rooms and offices. It took the police hours to control the building and the surrounding area again. Four people were killed in the course of the riots.