An “orderly transfer” of power was eventually pledged by Donald Trump when Joe Biden took over as US President.
His concession came after the US Capitol was stormed by demonstrators when Congress certified the victory of Biden last night, January 6.
After saying “We love you” to the mob, Trump was briefly removed from Twitter and Facebook.
He then ordered them to return home and repeated false charges of voter fraud.
Trump discussed the election results in a statement posted by White House spokesman Dan Scavino on Twitter, but ignored the abuse.
He said: “Although I disagree completely with the result of the vote, and the facts bear me out, on January 20th there will undoubtedly be an orderly transition.”
I have always said that we will continue our struggle to make sure only legal votes were counted.
While this is the end of the greatest first term in the history of the presidency, it is just the beginning of our fight to make America great again! ”
Home Secretary Priti Patel blamed incendiary remarks by Trump today for directly inciting violence.
She urged the Republicans to condemn their actions and said that his statement saying “We love you” to the rioters and repeating his unfounded allegations of electoral fraud did “very little to de-escalate the situation.”
After supporters of the outgoing administration violated barricades and staged an invasion of the home of Democratic institutions in Washington DC, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for a “peaceful and orderly transfer of power”
After a rally outside the White House, the chaos raged after Trump gave his supporters a jolt into action and encouraged them to march to the Capitol.
Protesters then engaged with police, one woman died after being shot and, according to police chief Robert Contee, three other people died after experiencing “medical emergencies”
After diplomatic cables he wrote criticizing the Trump White House as “inept” and “dysfunctional” were leaked to the public, Kim Darroch, who was forced to step down as ambassador to the US in 2019, said the rioting was “appalling”
“Some of us though have been pointing out for a long time,” Lord Darroch told Today, “this guy was not fit to be president, is not fit to be president, and he doesn’t respect any of the norms of presidential behaviour”