President Trump announced on Thursday that he will peaceably leave the White House in January if the electoral college declares Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election.
Trump has thus far refused to concede or back down on a number of election challenges in key battleground states, but made it clear that fears that he will barricade himself in the White House are unfounded.
When reporters during a press call asked Trump whether he will concede if the electoral college calls the election for Biden, Trump replied: “Certainly I will. And you know that,” adding, however, that “If they do, they made a mistake.”
“It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede,” Trump admitted. Joe Biden’s margin of victory is among the narrowest in history, and allegations of ballot-counting irregularities and voter fraud in battleground states like Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Georgia have only compounded fears that the election will be unfairly awarded to Biden.
After ending the rumors that he will refuse to surrender the White House to Biden, the President doubled down on claims of voter fraud in relation to the general election.
“I don’t know what is going to happen. I know one thing, Joe Biden did not get 80 million votes,” Trump declared.
During a call into a Pennsylvania state Senate election hearing on Wednesday, Trump told supporters that he will not rest until fraud and manipulation on the part of Democrats in regard to the election is exposed.
“It would be easy for me to say, ‘Oh, let’s worry about four years from now,'” Trump said. “No. This election was lost by the Democrats. They cheated. It was a fraudulent election. This was an election that we won easily — we won it by a lot. This election was rigged. And we can’t let that happen. We can’t let that happen for our county.”
“We have to turn the election over, because there’s no doubt we have all the evidence, we have all the affidavits, we have everything,” Trump continued. All we need is to have some judge listen to it properly without having a political opinion or having another kind of a problem, because we have everything and, by the way, the evidence is pouring in now as we speak.”