Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if, as expected, the Electoral College, which is scheduled to meet next December 14 to vote, confirms Joe Biden as the winner of the election.
Asked by reporters if he would leave the White House peacefully on the day of the new president’s inauguration on January 20, Trump said, “I certainly will, and you know that, but I think a lot will happen between now and January 20, a lot. “A massive fraud has been discovered, we are like a third world country,” he added, again, without providing any evidence.
Trump admitted that “it’s going to be very difficult” to acknowledge his defeat, and insisted that if the authorities confirm the current results (the victory to Biden), “they will have made a mistake”.
On the occasion of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, and after speaking by video conference with U.S. troops abroad, Trump appeared for the first time before the press, answering questions from reporters, since Biden was declared the winner of the election by the media projections.
The outgoing president did not miss the opportunity to continue insisting that he was the winner of the November 3 presidential election, and that he also won by a “tremendous” majority of votes, although the latest polls handled by the U.S. media give Biden some 80 million votes, almost seven million more than the Republican tycoon would have obtained.
Trump argued that the difficulty he has in admitting the results lies in the fact that “there was a massive fraud,” and once again, as he has been doing since the last few days, he announced that in the next few weeks “things” will be tested that will be “shocking to the people.
In just over a half hour with reporters, Trump also had time to announce that he will “probably” travel to the state of Georgia on Saturday, where he may participate in some sort of political rally to support the two Republican candidates in play in the Senate runoff election.