‘We did what we came to do’, Trump said in his farewell speech

'We did what we came to do', Trump said in his farewell spech
Trump gives his farewell address
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Daily US Times: Before leaving office, US President Donald Trump has made his farewell address, saying: “We did what we came to do – and so much more.”

In a video posted on YouTube, Donald Trump said he took on “the tough battles, the hardest fights… because that’s what you elected me to do”.

 In the farewell speech, he did not acknowledge his successor by name.

The outgoing president has still not fully accepted the result of last election, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.

Joe Biden will be sworn in as president on Wednesday.

On the eve of his inauguration, Mr Biden, a Democrat, led a national tribute to the 400,000 Americans who have died of Covid-19.

At sundown on Tuesday, 400 lights were illuminated in front of the Lincoln Memorial in the capitol to honour those who have lost their lives to the disease.

The last two weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency have been dominated by the fallout from the deadly riot on Capitol building, when a violent mob of his supporters stormed US Congress, seeking to overturn the election result.

Mr Trump said in his video: “Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans. It can never be tolerated.”

Mr Trump himself has been impeached for “incitement of insurrection” over the attack in the Capitol Hill and will face trial in the Senate after he leaves office.

If convicted, he could be barred from standing for public office again.

He is the first president in the history of the country to be impeached twice. At his first trial, he was cleared on charges relating to dealings with Ukraine by the majority from his own Republican Party.

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