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US elections 2020

Trump aims for 'seamless transition': transcript of speech

Day after storming of Capitol, US president makes de facto election concession

U.S President Donald Trump addresses the nation via Twitter on Jan. 7, a day after his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Image from social media).   © Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday posted a video of a short speech on Twitter, a day after a mob of his supporters stormed the nation's Capitol. "My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power," the president said. "This moment calls for healing and reconciliation." The following is an unedited transcript of his remarks.

I'd like to begin by addressing the heinous attack on the United States Capitol. Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem.

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