Removed from his social media perches after a day encouraging violence in Washington D.C., outgoing president Donald Trump has promised
an "orderly transition" through a spokesperson.
"Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!"
There is much despair and bitterness in the thread on Twitter, as if a one-paragraph statement from Donald Trump had the longevity of a mayfly.