Pres. Trump concedes in new video since account ban
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - President Trump conceded to President-elect Joe Biden in a video message on Twitter Thursday, posting for the first time since his account was banned.
“Now Congress has certified the results,” the president said. “A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power.”
The president addressed the violent protests that occurred on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol, telling the demonstrators that “they do not represent our country.”
He pushed that calmness needs to be restored in the nation following a high-emotion election. He called 2020 a challenging time amid the COVID-19 pandemic and said Americans will need to work together to restore the economy.
President Trump said that serving the American people has been “the honor of my lifetime.”
Facebook and Instagram chose to silence President Trump’s social media accounts for the remainder of his presidency. It is unclear if the president will continue to be banned on Twitter following the posting of Thursday’s video.
Facebook and Instagram said they will bar Trump from posting at least until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, will also block Trump’s ability to post on its platform.
YouTube, owned by Google, announced more general changes that will penalize accounts spreading misinformation about voter fraud in the 2020 election, with repeat offenders facing permanent removal.
Snapchat on Wednesday locked Trump’s account “indefinitely.”
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