The outgoing US president Donald Trump in his last address wished luck to the incoming US administration of Joe Biden but avoided saying the name of the man who defeated him in the November presidential polls.
Donald Trump has rejected to offer a full concession to Democrat Joe Biden, who won the November 3 presidential election with 306 Electoral College votes to Trump’s 232.
Biden will be inaugurated at 12:00 p.m. EST (1700 GMT) today and Donald Trump is not meeting with Joe Biden beforehand or attending the swearing in ceremony as is customary in the handover of power to the White House, Trump instead plans to fly to Florida.
The Republican president Donald Trump said in recorded remarks that “This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous,” adding that “We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck — a very important word.”
Donald Trump said that “The greatest danger we face is a loss of confidence in ourselves, a loss of confidence in our national greatness,”
It must be notoed that outgoing US President Donald Trump campaigned on a pledge to “Make America Great Again” but leaves office with more than 400,000 people dead of the COVID-19, the most fatalities in the world, whose risk he played down, an economy struggling from the COVID-19 pandemic, and relationships strained with key US allies.
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