United States President, Donald Trump, has said that he will transfer power to Joe Biden on January 20.
Trump made this known in a statement on Thursday after the US Congress affirmed the electoral victory of former Vice President, Joe Biden.
President Trump said the decision “represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history.” He also repeated false claims about the election that incited a mob to storm the Capitol.
The statement reads: “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.
“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.”
Biden’s 306 electoral college votes were confirmed as the US Congress also confirmed Trump scored 232 votes.
The US electoral college votes affirmation was presided over by Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The counting of Vermont’s three electoral votes put Biden and Harris over the 270-threshold needed to win the presidency.
Lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives had successfully beat back Republican efforts to deny Biden the electoral votes from swing states Arizona and Pennsylvania.
Some of the lawmakers, who earlier supported Trump’s efforts to overturn the election, made a U-turn after the “shameful” incident resulting in the death of one woman.