“Although I totally disagree with the outcome of the elections and the facts prove me right, there will be an orderly transition on January 20,” President Trump said in a statement Thursday after the certification of the results in Congress.
“I have always said that we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes are counted. Although this represents the end of the best presidential term in history, only the beginning of our fight to make America great again,” he added.
On Wednesday afternoon, just as a joint session in Congress to certify the results began, Trump harangued his followers who were demonstrating in the streets of Washington under the slogan ‘stop the robbery’. “Let’s go down Pennsylvania Ave [carretera del Congreso] and we are going to go to the Capitol, “the president had affirmed.” We are going to go and we are going to try to give weak Republicans the pride and courage they need to take back our country. ”
Minutes later, a mob of supporters of the president broke the barriers of Congress and stormed the Capitol, forcing the evacuation of the congressmen and the suspension of the session. The assault lasted approximately three hours until the authorities managed to regain control and expel the protesters, who even reached the main hall of the Senate.
Four people have died and at least 14 policemen have been injured during the protests, as reported by US authorities this morning. These sources had initially reported the death of a woman, who died as a result of the shooting by the Capitol Police, but later updated that figure.
After the initial rise in tension in the Congress building, Trump asked his supporters to come home. “An election has been stolen from us and everyone knows it, especially those on the other side, but you have to go home now. We have to have peace, law and order. Come home. We love you. You are very special,” he said. Shortly after, he justified the assault on Twitter, whose account has currently been suspended: “These are the things that happen when a sacred electoral victory is blatantly robbed of great patriots who have been very badly treated for a long time.”