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Washington/Canadian-Media: Hours after US President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol Hill building, Trump conceded defeat and the Congress voted to certify Joe Biden’s November election victory, media reports said.
Donald Trump. Image credit: Official
In a statement released Jan 6 Trump pledged an "orderly transition" and suggested that 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," Trump 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!"
At least four people died and many officers injured amidst chaos on Jan 6 during outgoing President Donald Trump's supporters' violent storm into Capitol building.
Vice President Mike Pence was evacuated from his chamber.
The police claimed that more than 50 people were detained in the course of violent protests at the US Capitol on Wednesday.
As police worked to clear the building of the rioters, smoke grenades were used on the Senate side of the Capitol.