After more than two months of being in denial of his defeat in the US presidential elections, US President Donald Trump has finally conceded.
His admission comes after US lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives certified president-elect JoeBiden’s win-clearing the way for him to become the next president of the United States.
This puts the lid on deeply controversial effort by Trump and his loyalists to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Immediately after the certification, Trump released a statement pledging an “orderly transition” but hinted he would remain in frontline politics, amid speculation that he may run again in 2024.
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” he said.
“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!”