U.S President Donald Trump on Friday sought to brush aside fears he might not leave office willingly if the Presidential election doesn’t go his way.
“Certainly, if I don’t win, I don’t win,” he told Fox News’ in an interview. Trump continued, “you go on, do other things.”
Though the president has never given any serious indication that he might not leave office if he were to lose reelection, his comments aired Friday appear to be the first time he has publicly committed to doing so.
In an interview on “The Daily Show,” Biden said Trump could “try to steal this election” by attempting to suppress votes, pointing to the president’s fervent opposition to mail-in voting and his unfounded allegations that widespread mail-in voting was ripe with fraud.
“I promise you, I am absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch,” Biden further said.
Biden’s warning comes as recent polling shows the former vice president taking the lead across national polls five months out from the election.