President Donald Trump went on Twitter the morning after admitting President-elect Joe Biden that the “75,000,000 great American patriots” who voted for him in the general election “will have a HUGE VOTE in the future.”
“You will not be disregarded or treated unfairly in any way, form or form!” he wrote.
The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKING AMERICA BIG AGAIN, will continue to have a HUGE VOTE. You will not be disregarded or treated unfairly in any way, in any form or in any form!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
Last night, President Trump released a video message officially admitting Biden and attempting to distance himself from the pro-Trump insurgents who attacked the Capitol on Wednesday at his behest.
“America is and always must be a nation of law and order. The protesters who have infiltrated the capital have polluted the seat of American democracy, “he said, adding,” We have just gone through intense elections and emotions are high. But now the minds must be called and calm restored. “
But Trump did not go back to his blatantly false claims that the 2020 election was fraudulent, lies that directly contributed to Wednesday’s uprising.
“My election campaign vigorously pursued every legal path to challenge the election results. My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. That’s what I fought to defend American democracy. I remain of the firm belief that we need to reform our electoral laws to verify the identity and eligibility of all voters and to ensure confidence in all future elections, ”he said.
President Trump could face criminal prosecution for incitement to riot, resulting in the deaths of five people, including a federal official. House Democrats want to indict him by next week if Vice President Mike Pence chooses not to invoke the 25th amendment and remove him from office.
Alan is a New York-based writer, editor, and news junkie.