— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
“Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated on Jan 20. My focus now turn to ensuring the smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. This moment now calls for healing and reconciliation.” …
Trump began by saying he was “outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem” in the “heinous attack on the Capitol.” Saying that “the demonstrations who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy” he slammed “those who engaged in the acts of violence and destruction” saying they “do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law, you will pay.” …
“My campaign vigorously pursued every legal avenue to contest the election result. My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. In so doing I was fighting to defend American democracy”, a statement which we doubt Congress Democrats will agree with.
Trump then went on to say that “we must reform our election laws to verify the identity and eligibility of all voters and ensure faith and confidence in all future elections.”
The president concluded with yet another implicit concession, but left off in a somewhat cryptic fashion: “To the citizens of our country, serving as your president has been the honor of a lifetime. And to all of my wonderful supporters, I know you are disappointed but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning.”
January 6 passed without much debate on election fraud. Any that occurred was not reported, overshadowed by the riot. There was no new evidence offered. There was no kraken. Only a crafted left wing propaganda victory beamed around the world in the hours while the president was censored by big tech. Just so you know who’s in charge of our world.
hat-tip Stephen Neil