US State Department announces Donald Trump departure, later deletes post
The United States State Department’s website prematurely announced that President Donald Trump had left office on Monday
The United States State Department's website prematurely announced that President Donald Trump had left office on Monday, sending social media into a tailspin on what happened, reported AFP
"Donald J. Trump's term ended 2021-01-11 19:49:00," Trump's official biography page said briefly on Monday before being pulled down.
US State Department did not immediately respond to a question on whether the event was the result of hacking or a glitch.
President-elect Joe Biden is due to be sworn in on January 20 at noon after defeating Trump in the November 3 presidential election.
Several lawmakers are calling on Trump to resign, his cabinet to remove him or for a second impeachment after he encouraged a mob that violently trashed a session of Congress formally certifying Biden's win.