President Donald Trump hinted, for the first time, that he would leave office, if the electoral college votes for Democrat Joe Biden, although he maintained his theory that there was fraud in the election process last November 3.
Trump made these insinuations during a Thursday appearance with reporters on the occasion of the Thanksgiving Day celebration, according to U.S. media reports.
“I certainly will, and you know that,” Trump said when asked by one of the reporters if he would leave the White House in the event that Biden is declared the winner on Dec. 14 by the polling station, according to local media.
“I will do it and you know it,” the president added, before specifying that it will be for him “something very difficult to admit because we know that there was a massive fraud” in the presidential elections.
However, the U.S. president insisted that if Biden is declared the winner of the election, this fact will become “a mistake” by the electoral college, which has to proclaim the new president from the ballot box.
In fact, after this appearance, the first since the elections in which he responded directly to questions from journalists, Trump published a new message on his Twitter account criticizing the interpretation that was made of these words.
“I held a long press conference today after wishing the military a Happy Thanksgiving, and I realized once again that the fake news media is coordinated so that the real message of such a conference never comes out. The main point that was made was that the 2020 election was AMAZING and I WON,” Trump said.
Although the president has taken some steps to encourage the presidential transition process to hand over his post to Biden next January, he continues to fail to recognize the Democrat’s victory and maintain a judicial arm-wrestling match against the election recount.