In a press conference held on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump said that he will not follow the peaceful transfer of power if he loses elections which are about to take place on November 3. Overall, He confirmed that he expects to win the election and that if he doesn’t, he will take the battle to the Supreme Court.
- Trump said that he will take the results to the Supreme Court if he loses to Joe Biden
- Back in 2016 also, Trump had refused to accept the election results
- Joe Biden comments that the US will not tolerate any trespassers in The White House
“We are going to have to see that happens,” Trump replied to one of the reporter’s queries when asked about committing to a peaceful transfer of power.
This is not the first time Trump had refused to accept the election result. Back in July when asked about the same, he had hinted that he might not adhere to peaceful transfer. In the 2016 election against Hilary Clinton, he had declined to accept the electoral results then.
“No, I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either.” He was responding in an interview in July to Chris Wallace.
Joe Biden responses
When asked about Trump’s comment on peaceful Transfer, Joe Biden called Trump’s comments irrational. He said “The American people will decide this election. You must know that the US Government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.” He added that he will not wait until the Supreme Court to do so.
Ballots are not right
Trump said that he does not believe in Ballot voting by mail. After the national opinion polls came out, Trump had been questioning the legitimacy of the elections. He has been campaigning and tweeting about the same since last month. He added that ballot voting will eventually lead to massive fraud. He said, “You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster.”
“This scam that the Democrats are pulling, it’s a scam, the scam will be before the US Supreme Court, and I think having a 4-4 situation is not a good situation.” He commented. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, more states are choosing to vote by email in an effort to keep the voting safe. If elected, Joe Biden will be the oldest sitting President. The national polls have proven a good lead to Biden. He leads Trump with 51% to 44%.