Stars and Stripes stripes.com 08 Jan, 2021 04:15 am

Trump concedes presidency to Biden amid talk of ouster from office

Trump concedes presidency to Biden amid talk of ouster from office
In a new video message, Trump says that now that Congress has certified the results, the “new administration will be inaugurated on January 20” and his “focus now turns to ensuring a smooth orderly and seamless transition of power.”

Trump concedes presidency to Biden amid talk of ouster from office President Donald Trump greets members of the press on the South Lawn driveway of the White House on Oct.Trump led off a video from the White House by condemning the violence carried out in his name a day earlier at the Capitol.” The address, which appeared designed to stave off talk of a forced early eviction, came at the end of a day when the cornered president stayed out of sight in the White House.Others who resigned in the wake of the riot: Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger; Ryan Tully, senior director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council; and first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff Stephanie Grisham, a former White House press secretary.

Staff-level discussions on the matter took place across multiple departments and even in parts of the White House, according to two people briefed on the talks.Few aides had any sense of the president’s plans, with some wondering if Trump would largely remain out of sight until he left the White House.

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