President Donald Trump has finally said that he will leave the White House if Joe Biden is formally confirmed to take office as the next US President.
He has refused to concede the presidential election results. He told reporters on Thursday it would be “hard” to concede.
Why did Trump refuse to admit defeat?
Donald Trump was asked if he would agree to leave the White House if he gets defeat in the Electoral College vote. He replied, “Certainly I will, certainly I will and you know that.”
However, he said that if they do [elect Joe Biden], they made a mistake”, and suggested he may never accept defeat.
But, he kept claiming about voter fraud. “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede because we know there was massive fraud,” he said.
The usual process of transitioning from one President to another and confirmation of results has been disturbed by Trump’s refusal to accept the defeat.
What did Biden say?
Newly-elected President Joe Biden celebrated a quiet Thanksgiving on Thursday.
“This year, our turkey will be smaller and the clatter of cooking a little quieter,” Mr. Biden and his wife Jill said in an op-ed published by CNN. “Like millions of Americans, we are temporarily letting go of the traditions we can’t do safely.”
“It is not a small sacrifice. These moments with our loved ones – time that’s lost – can’t be returned. Yet, we know it’s the price of protecting each other and one we don’t pay alone.”