Trump concedes new administration will be inaugurated on 20 January

President Donald Trump posted his latest video to Twitter, his first Tweet since his expired suspension for inciting violence.

In the address, Trump says he is committed to a smooth and orderly transition:

“Now Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power”.

Better late than never.

Unconventional Economist

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  1. Can anyone point the actual tweets that incited violence? I must have missed them, I only saw calls to go home, not be violent and to be peaceful. Serious question.

    • Agreed. Trump might have acted like a brat at times regarding the presidential loss, but he did not incite violence. Never too late for the MSM to exercise a bit of TDS.

        • If someone can present clear evidence that Trump has communicated something that clearly incites violence (not some ‘reading between the lines/it is implied’ BS) then it can be argued that there is validity in such claims.

          I’m waiting to see such evidence.

          And no, I do not believe there is clear evidence that the election was rigged. Just as I see no clear evidence that Trump has incited violence.

        • We’re going to walk down to the Capitol. We’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, and we’re going to the Capitol…And we’re gonna cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women. And we’re probably not going to be cheering, so much for some of them, because you’ll never take back our country with weakness, you have to show strength and you have to be strong
          And we fight. We fight like hell and if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.
          All of us here today do not want to see our election victory stolen by emboldened radical Democrats
          We will never give up. We will never concede. It will never happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved. Our country has had enough. We will not take it anymore

          ^ that was at his speech, or the Tweets just before the speech that incited the mob to descend on Capitol hill an hour or more later….while he watched them in his bunker.
          Oh, then there’s the four years of rants/tweets/calls to arms etc before that. And the years of birtherism and other nonsense before that. And then the racism before that.
          Do you need a hand finding those quotes also?

          • If you take ‘fight’ in its literal meaning, sure.
            On a more reasonable basis, I’d concede that this might fall in some kind of grey area, but it falls far short from being a clear incitement of violence.

          • The majority of the people he was “inspiring” would never see it any other way than as to literally “fight”.

            In any small group there will always be a high chance there will be someone who takes your suggested position as a call to physical action. When you consider any moderate group is really just lots of small groups the chances increase beyond mere probability and into certainty.

            Now consider that the numbers of disenfranchised people across the USA is fairly high and that there was actually 70M+ who voted for him, you are going to have a lot of “physical action is the only acceptable action” kind of people.

            Anyone of these who care enough to “storm the capital” to protest are most likely going to be in this camp. So the potential for violence is high.

            If Trump didn’t understand this then he is just stupid, if he did then he was inciting what happened. pretty clear if you think about it.

    • It wasn’t the twitters. It was his speech at a rally prior to the mob storming Capitol Hill as well as his unhinged son Donald Jr and that maniac Rudy Giuliani. His tweets didn’t do anything to quell the disturbance as he was still fanning the flames of misinformation.

      • ” But then what would I know”. Yes, exactly.

        And the earth is flat and no, man didn’t land on the moon and Hitler made it to South America. Oh, CC isn’t real.

        Please feel free to add other conspiracy theories here:

      • – glo = spot on. For those that disagree – it’s time to stop taking the “blue pills” and do some research.

      • @glo @graham lol – looks like conspiracy thinking not going away any time soon despite imminent departure of bullsh*tter-in-chief.

      • @glo ‘pregnant veteran woman’ is a nice way to spin the fact she was a rioter storming capitol hill as lawmakers were being evacuated – haven’t read anything saying she was pregnant so far. There is ample footage of her being shot from the front as well, not by the cops behind her.

        Also, failure of the SCOTUS to hear the case came on the back of 50 or so failed cases in the lower state courts – i dont know if you follow many SCOTUS cases but they usually listen to cases that have been thrashed out in the lower courts. Guiliani and Powell’s sh*tshow in the lower courts was pathetic, they couldnt prove anything that came close to suggesting widespread voter fraud, the overwhelming majority of their ‘evidence’ was dismissed out of hand as hearsay. The SCOTUS was never going to give it time of day. I was surprised they even gave the detailed response they did. Its unfortunate so many Trumpians thought it was a dead cert given how stacked it is with conservative judges, that speaks more to their lack of understanding of how the US legal system works.

        • My point is that the Supreme Court could have heard the case, given good constitional reasons or whatever, and quieted the country down. That was the point, letting everyone feel they had a hearing.

          I am not putting a pro trump or pro dem position, just management of the country. Keeping respect., keeping confidence. My original comment if you re read in neither pro or anti. either party. Getting angry and emotional does not help .

          In Australia, the Palace Papers were released by the High Court Of Australia after 4 years of pro Bono legal struggles in the lower courts, land the case eventually got to the High Court who recognised Aus sovereignty. Lower courts dismissed /found against the case often for strange reasons.

          • “My point is that the Supreme Court could have heard the case, given good constitional reasons or whatever, and quieted the country down….”

            Yeah nah, it couldn’t and it would have if there were grounds for it, but there weren’t, so it didn’t!

            Your highest court can’t pander to popular opinion, regardless how big or small that opinion is. Anyone with half a brain should have worked out that the reason the Supreme Court didn’t was because there was no basis for the claims. If your reasoning is it would have given Trump supporters the relief of knowing the claims were reviewed, I doubt it. The next conspiracy theory would simply have been that the court was part of it.

            As to the Palace Papers, I’m no lawyer, but I don’t know why your surprised that it failed until it got to the High Court, it’s our last court of appeal and that’s what it’s there for and it isn’t the first time by a long shot that an appeal to the HC has won.

          • Dennis I am not surprised by anything.
            Slightly interested that CNN had the leader of BLM on interview and showed his video of the gun firing the killing shots.
            I don’t have any skin in the USA game as I am Australian.

          • RobotSenseiMEMBER

            The SCOTUS (and indeed the HCA) both routinely reject cases that are put to it.

            The absolute filth Trump and band of nematodes were dressing up as a legal argument and submitting for consideration had absolutely no right being herd.

    • It wasn’t one thing. It was series of tweets, speeches and other things over a period that gradually got people more and more riled up. You could argue that Trump has plausible deniability. But I for one, know how narcissists operate. They are always there, always niggling away and then when the explosion happens it’s “I dint du nothing”.

      • Which is exactly how almost ALL politicians operate. You know, like the incoming VP directly telling BLM ‘protestors’ not to stop on national TV and tweeting out a link to fund raising for the bail of arrested protestors to ‘get them back in the fight’. All while cities burned and tear gas rained down, only to revise course 4 weeks later when polling suggested it wasn’t gaining the same traction?

        Trump has simply made it acceptable for US politicians to act in public how they always have behind the scenes. It ain’t going to change with him gone either, especially if the first act of the new administration is to pursue yet another token impeachment. Pop quiz, which is the most pressing issue for congress? millions of citizens infected with COVID with thousands dying weekly OR drop everything to pivot to an impeachment attempt during the most divisive and charged political/social environment since the the last civil war? Which one does the group of narcissists go for?

    • RobotSenseiMEMBER

      It’s amazing seeing all those people jump to the wrong conclusion of Trump’s speeches and tweets over the last few months. Incredible. Collective stupidity at it’s finest.

  2. typical narcissist concession…

    Encourage bad behaviour, When it gets out of control blame those they encourage and claim innocence…

    • Threw them right under the bus didn’t he. it’s always interesting to watch Trump in this regard, he demands utmost loyalty yet he is an incredibly disloyal person.

      • Me too. Yep, lots of it around. Lurks in family trees.
        Genetic, sane and brain works differently when viewed functioning. by scan.

  3. “Better late than never.”

    You must be kidding, this is nothing but self-serving cow dung. He encouraged those who stormed the capital and now he blames them. His claim he pursued his legal rights to ensure the integrity of the vote is bloody laughable.

    This man is a disgusting piece of s__t.

  4. Meh. Trump got outplayed at every stage of 2020 and 2021. Let’s all move on.

    I guess Americans will never see employment as good as 2019, but they will get UBI. Trump inadvertently started that, and the monetary debasement.

  5. Your emotional involved. If you can’t understand the other sides point of view then don’t talk.

    • migtronixMEMBER

      Hahaha! And you? You don’t listen, you were wrong on everything you said to me going back to March.

      I wasn’t..

    • Ronin8317MEMBER

      Trump did not concede he lost the election. He merely concede to the inevitable that he’ll be kicked out of the White House on Jan 20.

      • Exactly. The headline for this post is somewhat misleading. He has not conceded.

        And what’s his buddy Sco Mo doing/ saying whilst Trumpellini follows his master’s bidding (Putin) and tries to end American democracy once and for all? That’s right nothing…..crickets….

        Even Boris Johnson gave it to Trumpellini. Here…zippo.

        • RobotSenseiMEMBER

          Ditto George “Member for Manilla” Christensen. He’s right off the deep end into the Qool waters too.

      • he may have conceded that if he didnt concede this much he would be out before Jan 20 ( impeachment or #25 ) and his escape plan would be foiled. His “flight” to Scotland is booked for Jan 19….

        • RobotSenseiMEMBER

          I’m willing to bet he’s gotten word from the party that he’s been directed to shut up, sit inside for two weeks, and leave. Or there will be consequences. I’m sure there’s a lot of skeletons buried, and a lot of people only too happy to show where to dig.

  6. Your emotional involved. When I can’t understand the other sides point of view I normally study more and have a think about it. It seems like you just fire of insults like piece of sh#t.

    • The first two sentences are undeniable fact. The last sentence is the only piece of opinion. ‘Better late than never’ is a pos insult in your book?

    • No need to declare “war” really.

      Americans slaughter each other at warlike rates as a matter of course.

      Something to do with freedom to be homicidal, or something.
      “Gun violence and gun crime has, in particular, risen drastically, with over 19,000 people killed in shootings and firearm-related incidents in 2020. That’s the highest death toll in over 20 years, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), an online site that collects gun violence data, and the Britannia Group’s non-partisan site procon.org.”

      https://time.com/5922082/2020-gun-violence-homicides-record-year/

        • No dispute of the facts then? Good.

          Perhaps consideration of that might allow you some reflection on your own peculiar form of jingoism, which, patently, is easily triggered.

          By the way, you are wasting your limited resources on trying to patronise me. But feel free to continue to expose your limitations.

  7. “This is a movement, I’m telling you. They’re not gonna stop. And everyone beware because they’re not gonna stop. They’re not gonna stop before Election Day and they’re not going to stop after Election Day. And everyone should take note of that. They’re not gonna let up and they should not.”

    Karmala Harris during the peak of BLM protests, mass riots, looting and street violence. I believe this was also recorded after a local (African American) police chief was shot and killed on the street by looters and not long after the infamous CNN live feed of ‘fiery but peaceful protests’.

    Don’t take this as support for Trump (it’s not) but hypocrisy is hypocrisy. US politicians have always been world leaders on that front, it’s why trump was so at home on the campaign trail!

    • Karmala Harris during the peak of BLM protests, mass riots, looting and street violence.

      Quite obviously referring to the protests, not the rioting and looting…

      But let’s go with it. Clearly since you believe it’s OK to project the actions of a tiny minority of BLM protestors onto all BLM protestors, you wouldn’t have a problem with anyone projecting the actions of a tiny minority of Trump supporters attempting a coup, and thus concluding all Trump supporters are in favour of one, right ?

      Y’know, since you’re not being hypocritical…