US President Donald Trump has said he will leave the White House if President-elect Joe Biden is formally announced as the winner and named the next president of the United States.
President Trump has refused to concede defeat in the November 3 presidential election but told reporters Thursday that it would be “difficult” to concede defeat.
He has once again made unconfirmed claims about alleged election rigging.
Biden now has a clear lead over President Trump. According to the results so far, Trump has received only 232 votes compared to Biden’s 306 in the Electoral College.
Winning the US election requires 270 or more votes. Joe Biden also has an overall lead of 6 million votes over President Trump.
The electorate will make the final decision on the vote next month, and an oath-taking ceremony for newly elected President Joe Biden will be held on January 20 next year. In that ceremony, President Trump will officially hand over the charge to Joe Biden.
Earlier this week, President Trump agreed to initiate the process of finally handing over power to recently elected President Joe Biden’s team.
With that decision, Biden can now sit in secret meetings or access key government officials and millions of dollars funding that will help him prepare before January 20.
What did Trump say?
When President Trump was asked Thursday if he would agree to leave the White House when he loses the Electoral College vote, he replied, “That’s exactly what I’m going to do, and you know that.”
However, he added that “those who choose Biden will make a mistake.”
A must read. Impossible for Biden to have overcome these, and even greater, odds! https://t.co/cmYFY0va6p
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2020
“It will be very difficult for me to concede defeat because we know that there was a big fraud,” he said, making unconfirmed allegations.
He did not say whether he would attend Biden’s inauguration.