Trump Denounces Insurgent Mob, Acknowledges Inauguration of New Administration

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WASHINGTON DC, January 8, 2021 ~ In a video released by the White House Thursday, President Trump condemned the January 6 actions of insurgents, describing the onslaught as a “heinous attack.”

Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness, and mayhem,” said Trump.  “We must get on with the business of America.

Trump went on to say that he is committed to a “smooth, orderly, and seamless transition,” while for the first time acknowledging that a new administration would be sworn in on January 20. 

The video was first released on Twitter, immediately upon Trump’s regained access to his account.  Both Twitter and Facebook had locked the President’s access to their platforms, sighting his initial responses to the insurrection as violations of their platform policies. 

See President Trump’s entire video message here:

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