Only after insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, disrupting our democracy, physically trampling the tenets and values of American exceptionalism, did President Donald Trump halfheartedly commit to a peaceful transfer of power.
His statement read much like the man himself: limp, selfish, utterly devoid of substance, more meaningful for what was not said, his words punctuated by hollowness. There was no congratulation to President-elect Joe Biden. No recognition of Biden’s victory. No condemnation of those who physically assaulted our democracy, egged on by a president whose lies have no boundaries or limits.
He offered only personal grievance based on falsehood and a hollow pledge that signifies nothing.
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