Donald Trump vows ‘it’s only the beginning’ in fiery and defiant farewell speech

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President Donald Trump has warned 'it's only the beginning' for the 'movement' he has created in a defiant farewell speech.

The Republican bragged about his achievements in the boastful speech but failed to accept any responsibility for the storming of the US Capitol by his supporters.

Instead he said he was 'horrified' by the 'assault' on Congress – and condemned the 'political violence'. 

In his address, the President said: "All Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol. Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans.

"It can never be tolerated. Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning. There's never been anything like it."

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Trump once again described Covid-19 as the 'China virus' in his speech, despite previously being branded racist for using this phrase.

He later called on Americans to 'rise above the partisan rancour' to forge a 'common destiny' – even though he had previously undermined the election result with his false claims of voter fraud.

The Republican bragged about being 'the only true outsider to win the presidency' and claimed to have built the 'greatest economy in the history of the world'.

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He also boasted about building more than 450 miles of 'powerful new wall', despite failing to secure Mexican funding for it like he promised during his election campaign.

Hinting at his frustration over being banned from Twitter, Trump slammed 'political censorship and blacklisting'.

The billionaire said: "Shutting down free and open debate violates our core values and most enduring traditions.

"In America we don't insist on absolute conformity or enforce rigid orthodoxies and punitive speech codes, we just don't do that.

"America is not a timid nation of tamed souls who need to be sheltered and protected from those with whom we disagree. That's not who we are, it will never be who we are."

Trump thanked his relatives and the American people during his speech and described his time as President as a 'great honour'.