Trump Pressed on Whether He Would Commit To a Peaceful Transfer of Power

President Donald Trump did not commit to ensuring there is a peaceful transfer of power after the presidential election in November. 

During a press conference on Wednesday, Trump was asked, “Win, lose, or draw in this election, will you commit here today for a peaceful transferral of power after the election? … Will you commit to making sure that there is a peaceful transferral of power after the election?”

“Well, we’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump responded. “You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots. And the ballots are a disaster.”

He added, “Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very peaceful … there won’t be a transfer, frankly, there’ll be a continuation. The ballots are out of control.”

Watch the video below:

Trump appeared to refer to mail-in ballots, which he has regularly railed against, as IJR reported

Speaking to reporters on Sept. 16, Trump said, “Our biggest threat to this election is governors from opposing parties controlling ballots, millions of ballots.”

“To me, that’s a much bigger threat than foreign countries because much of the stuff coming out about foreign countries turned out to be untrue,” he added.

The president has also claimed that “because of the new and unprecedented massive amount of unsolicited ballots which will be sent to ‘voters’ or wherever, this year, the Nov 3rd Election result may NEVER BE ACCURATELY DETERMINED.”

While there is little evidence to prove that mail-in ballots are susceptible to fraud, Trump has repeatedly claimed the election will be rigged.

Additionally, he told reporters on Wednesday that he believes the results of the election be contested and end up before the Supreme Court.

“I think this will end up in the Supreme Court, and I think it’s very important that we have nine justices,” he told reporters.

He continued, “I think it’s better if you go before the election because this scam that the Democrats are pulling — it’s a scam — this scam will be before the United States Supreme Court, and I think having a 4-4 situation is not a good situation if you get that.”

Responses

  1. “because of the new and unprecedented massive amount of unsolicited ballots which will be sent to ‘voters’ or wherever” King Donald The Loser

    Sources? I want detailed facts. For starters, which states are sending out how many ballots unsolicited?

  2. “So what is he going to contest?” Phoenix

    Good question, Phoenix.

    As usual, King Donald The Loser has spelled it all out beforehand. If the vote shows that he is ahead on election NIGHT, which is very likely because his royal Cult-45 will vote more in person, he will start whining about how long it is taking for some states, such as Pennsylvania who are not allowed to start counting early, to finalize their counts. The longer they take the more emphatic he will get that any remaining uncounted votes should be thrown into the garbage. Keep in mind that he will delegitimize them any way that he can, including using the SC. We don’t know EXACTLY how he will delegitimize them, but we can count on him doing it. Hell, after his 2016 inauguration, we watched him complain that he WON, so yeah, he will do something illegitimate.

  3. Can Trump explain the difference between a mail-in ballot and an absentee ballot? Can he explain the difference between FL’s mail-in ballot procedures and PA’s procedures. The FL law does not mention absentee ballots—only mail-in ballots. FL does not have “absentee ballots.”

  4. So what is he going to contest? If he is going to contest mail in ballots then he should have that fight now… or the last 6 months.

    Not AFTER the election.

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