President Donald Trump is letting the American people know he is more than willing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the upcoming presidential election.
Co-anchor of “TODAY” Savannah Guthrie argued during Trump’s NBC News town hall on Thursday night there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
Trump challenged Guthrie’s claim, “How can you say that? How can you say that? You do read newspapers, you do watch the news, I know you read the news, but do you watch it?”
He explained “they’re” talking about ballots that are corrupt and fraudulent.
Guthrie noted there are millions being processed now.
Trump stressed he could win the race “by one percent.”
Watch their debate below:
Guthrie: ‘There is no evidence of *widespread* voter fraud.’— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 16, 2020
Trump: ‘How can you say that? You do read newspapers, right? — Look at me, you can win a race by one percent…”
‘It’s like if I go play tennis with my husband and say my ankle is hurting..’
Guthrie responded, “Why are you laying the groundwork for that right now. It’s like if I go play tennis with my husband and I say my ankle is hurting.”
Trump made it clear he wants a fair and safe election and is willing to accept the results.
“I want it to be clean. I really feel we’re going to win, but I want this to be clean. But it’s sort of ironic that you and them talk about the peaceful transfer when I spent three and a half years fighting off these maniacs and now it turns out everything’s there that they were the ones that dealt with Russia and it’s too bad,” Trump said.
He continued, “But peaceful transfer, I absolutely want that, but ideally I don’t want a transfer because I want to win.”
Trump told a reporter in September when asked if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power, “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens.”
He acknowledged he had been “complaining very strongly about the ballots” and called the ballots a “disaster.”