United States (US) President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied a peaceful transfer of power to Democratic rival Joe Biden if he loses the US election 2020 on November 3.
“We’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump told reporters when asked whether he would commit to transferring power for the US election 2020.
The president has repeatedly cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election, asserting without evidence that mail-in voting would lead to fraud and a “rigged” outcome.
“The ballots are a disaster,” Trump said.
Democrats have encouraged voting by mail as a way to cast ballots safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of Americans, including much of the military, have cast absentee ballots by mail for years without problems. In 2016, Trump also raised questions about whether he would accept the results of the election.
He went on to win the presidency. On the other hand, Biden, speaking to reporters in, said Trump’s comments on the transition of power were “irrational.”
Earlier, Trump and Biden had started battling over the coronavirus vaccine.
President Trump had announced that a vaccine might be made available ahead of November’s presidential election.
He accused his Democratic rivals of “reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric”.
Whereas, Joe Biden had expressed doubt that Mr. Trump would consult scientists and implement a transparent process.