President Donald Trump refused on Thanksgiving to say if he will attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, didn’t rule out a run for the White House in 2024 and said the Electoral College will make “a massive mistake” if it formally votes for Biden on December 14.
“It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede, because we know there was massive fraud,” Trump said, repeating false claims in comments to the press after a teleconference with members of the military. “This was a massive fraud, this should never take place in this country. We’re like a third-world country.”
The president said he wouldn’t comment on his attendance at any inauguration event on January 20, adding: “I know the answer to that, but I don’t want to say it yet.” When pressed by reporters, Trump said that he would leave the White House in January.
“Certainly I will. … Certainly I will, and you know that,” Trump said before adding, “There will be a lot of things happening between now and January 20th, a lot of things.”
EARLIER: Amidst making false claims about the 2020 election, President Trump refuses to confirm if he'll go to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, though he says, "I know the answer." pic.twitter.com/ydfR2kzj0C
— The Hill (@thehill) November 26, 2020
Trump and his surrogates have lost virtually all of their court challenges to the results of the presidential election in the key battleground states of Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Biden won more than 80 million votes in the election, a historic number, and currently leads the president by more than 6 million votes.
“I know one thing, Joe Biden did not get 80 million votes,” Trump said without evidence. “This race is far from over.”
Electors will meet on December 14 to cast their votes in their respective states, a move that constitutionally determines the next president.
Biden holds 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232. Congress counts and certifies the results on January...