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State Dept. website shows Trump's term ending Monday

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 16:31:46-05

WASHINGTON — The website of the U.S. State Department caused quite a stir Monday when it showed a blank biography of President Donald Trump with a term end date of Jan. 11.

While Trump, or anyone within his administration, had said he had resigned his position, many were confused over the information shared on an official government website.

The time-stamp with Trump's term ending changed with each refresh of the article.

After about an hour, the page said "We're sorry, this site is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again in a few minutes."

Without resigning or being removed from office, President Trump will remain in the position until President-elect Joe Biden takes his oath on Jan. 20.

Vice President Mike Pence's page on the same website also showed a term ending date of Monday.

BuzzFeed has reported, although unconfirmed, that a "disgruntled staffer" was responsible for the issue.