A US State Department web page has been published stating that Donald Trump’s tenure as US president ended – or ends, depending on your timezone – today. It was spotted by US epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Diny:
Almost as soon as Mr Ding posted his tweet – only 90 minutes ago at the time of writing – the page was hurriedly deleted:
However, because social media such as Twitter retain the original summary for some time after a page is deleted, it is still showing in Mr Feigl-Ding’s tweet.
US legislators have said they are pressing ahead with an attempt to impeach Trump, or remove him under a US constitutional amendment, before his term ends. No explanation has been given for the announcement of the premature end of his presidency.
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