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Kamis, 07 Januari 2021

Donald Trump says transition will be orderly, after Joe Biden certified as next US president - ABC News

President Donald Trump has said there would be an "orderly transition on January 20th" after Congress concluded the electoral college vote count certifying president-elect Joe Biden's victory.

Mr Trump acknowledged defeat in the November 3 election for the first time, after a day of chaos and destruction on Capitol Hill perpetrated in his name by supporters who halted business in Congress for more than six hours.

"Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th," Mr Trump said in a statement posted to Twitter by aides.

His personal account was locked by the social media company for posting messages that appeared to justify the assault on the seat of the nation's democracy.

He added: "While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!"

In the early hours on Thursday, local time, the House and Senate certified the Democrat's electoral college win, with Mr Biden defeating Mr Trump by 306-232 electoral votes.

Mr Biden will be sworn in on January 20.

More to come.

AP

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