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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.

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