Donald Trump has said he will leave the White House if Joe Biden is formally confirmed as the next US president by the electoral college.
“Certainly, I will, and you know that,” Trump said when asked by a reporter about leaving the White House if Biden is declared the winner on December 14. “I will and, you know that.”
“It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede because we know there was massive fraud,” said Trump.
“As to whether or not we can get this apparatus moving quickly — because time isn’t on our side, everything else is on our side, facts are on our side, this was a massive fraud.”
The President argued that if Biden is declared the winner, the Electoral College “made a mistake, cause this election was a fraud.”
Pressed on his comments, Trump snapped at the reporter. “Don’t talk to me that way. I’m the President of the United States. Don’t ever talk to the President that way,” he said.
The President has refused to accept defeat since the November 3 general election.
Mr. Biden leads Mr. Trump 306 votes to 232 under the electoral college system used to pick US presidents.
The tally is far more than the 270 needed to win, and Mr. Biden also leads the popular vote by more than six million.
Electors will meet next month to formalize the vote, with Mr. Biden being sworn in as President on January 20.
Carol May, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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