Donald Trump has said that he will leave the White House in January if the electoral college votes for the Democratic president-elect, Joe Biden.
According to CNN, this is the closest Trump has come to actually concede defeat, even though he made it clear he’s not prepared to concede.
“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.”
Trump spoke about the difficulty he’s having with conceding because of “massive fraud.”
“It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede because we know there was massive fraud,” Trump said without evidence.
Thursday marked the first time Trump has taken questions from reporters since the election earlier this month.
“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,” he said.
Someone should explain to Trump that Biden has won the presidential election with 306 electoral college votes-acquiring many more than the 270 needed – to his 232. We should also note that Biden also leads Trump by more than 6 million in the popular vote tally.
The soon to be former President falsely proclaimed that if Biden is declared the winner, the Electoral College “made a mistake, cause this election was a fraud.” But when he was pressed on his comments, Trump snapped at the reporter, saying, “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.