Following the major attacks of violence at the Capitol by his supporters, Trump appealed for 'healing and reconciliation' in a video message later in the evening.
"A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation", stated the outgoing president, Trump.
His video came after there were growing calls for his removal after the attacks from his supporters, which also threatened the security of the lawmakers in the Capitol. In the video he also stated his period of holding the Office as the 'honor of his lifetime'.