Trump’s words were subsequently criticized by his main rival Biden. “What country are we in?” He asked in disbelief, according to the AP. “I’m just joking. Look, he says absolutely irrational things. I don’t know what to say. But it doesn’t surprise me, “said the former vice president. His campaign then stated that it was ready for any “break-outs” from the president, and reiterated the statement used several times that the US government was capable of removing anyone from the White House.
There will be a proper transfer of power, the head of the Republican Senate majority thinks
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also questioned on Thursday that a possible transfer of power after the presidential election would not take place peacefully. “The winner of the November 3 election will be inaugurated on January 20. There will be a proper transition, as it has been every four years since 1792, “he said on Twitter.
Republican Senator Mitt Romney, who is one of the few politicians of the ruling party, sometimes criticizes Trump’s actions, also opposed the president’s last statement. “A peaceful transfer of power is essential for democracy; without that, it’s Belarus, “the senator wrote.
Trump has attracted attention with his statements about the recognition of election results in the past. In July, he told Fox News whether he would “see” the results. He expressed himself vaguely during the fight for the White House in 2016, when he said that “he will fully accept the results of these spectacular and historic elections if he wins”. His then-rival Hillary Clinton called his statement an attack on democracy.
Trump eventually won the election through an indirect electoral system, although he won about three million fewer votes than Clinton. However, even then, without presenting evidence after the election, the Republican president claimed that there had been widespread fraud.
His administration even set up a commission of inquiry for this purpose, but did not find any major irregularities. According to current opinion polls, Joe Biden is now more likely to become the next US president.