Trump has made an unprecedented effort to challenge the results of the Nov. 3 election, spreading wild views about stolen votes and presenting baseless legal challenges issued by courts across the country.
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would step out of the White House if Joe Biden was officially confirmed to win the US election, but also said he might not accept defeat.
Trump has made an unprecedented attempt to challenge the results of the November 3 election, spreading wild views about the stolen votes and present baseless legal challenges that have been dismissed by courts across the country.
Responding to his first questions from reporters since the election, the president came closer to accepting that he would only serve one term before Biden was suspended on January 20.
Asked if he would leave the White House if the Electoral College confirmed Biden’s victory, Trump said, “I will definitely do that. And you know that.”
But “if they do, they make a mistake,” he said, adding, “It will be very difficult to admit.”
“This was a huge fraud,” Trump said of the election results, and without giving evidence.
In a phone call to the media on Thursday, Thanksgiving holiday, he described America’s voting infrastructure as “the third country.”
President-elect Biden on Wednesday said Americans “will not stand” in an effort to disrupt the election results.