Donald Trump

Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is refusing to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election, recalling a similar threat he made weeks before the 2016 vote, as he scoffs at polls showing him lagging behind Democrat Joe Biden. Trump says it’s too early to make such an ironclad guarantee.

“I have to see. Look ... I have to see,” Trump told moderator Chris Wallace during a wide-ranging interview on “Fox News Sunday.” “No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either.” The Biden campaign responded: “The American people will decide this election. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.”

Trump also hammered the Pentagon brass for favoring renaming bases that honor Confederate military leaders — a drive for change spurred by the national debate about race after George Floyd’s death. “I don’t care what the military says,” the commander in chief said.

The president described the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, as a “a little bit of an alarmist” about the Coronavirus pandemic, and Trump stuck to what he had said back in February — that the virus is “going to disappear.” On Fox, he said, “I’ll be right eventually.” The United States tops the global death toll list with over 140,000 and confirmed infections, with 3.7 million.

It is remarkable that a sitting president would express less than complete confidence in the American democracy’s electoral process. But for Trump, it comes from his insurgent playbook of four years ago, when in the closing stages of his race against Hillary Clinton, he said he would not commit to honoring the election results if the Democrat won.

Pressed during an October 2016 debate about whether he would abide by the voters’ will, Trump responded that he would “keep you in suspense.” The president’s remarks to Fox are certain to fuel conversation on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers had already been airing concerns in private about a scenario in which Trump disputes the election results.

Trump has seen his presidential popularity erode over his handling of the Coronavirus pandemic and in the aftermath of nationwide protests centered on racial injustice that erupted after Floyd’s death in Minneapolis nearly two months.

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Jimzan

Dems are in "major" trouble...They only have the House of Representatives..and that may flip Nov 3rd. You are witnessing the pathetic and desperate attempts of a party that me be non-existent come Nov 4th..But wait !! I believe we should have a two party system..one party "checks" the other..they keep each other in "line" I still believe this comment holds true.."" the Democrats Plan...

Overwhelm President Trump and the American people with crisis after crisis until the public is so sick of it, they vote him out of office, hoping for a return to normalcy. It is sad that the "Dems" have to throw their own supporters under the bus, and inflict financial pain on them, in an attempted to regain power.

Dems will lie cheat and steal...to regain power (ballot stuffing). Over the decades the Democratic party has morphed into,,,into an "extremely" far left party...many Democrats have joined the "walk-a-way" movement are are now supporting Donald Trump...but the media (this one included) will not tell you that...that's because the Mainstream Media has also morphed, into more of a "propaganda tool" than a news source...and the "people" realize that.

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