Biden warns that Trump will 'steal' the election

Democratic presidential nominee claims Trump could refuse to leave the White House should he lose the November election.

Ben Ariel ,

Joe Biden
Joe Biden
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Former US Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that his main concern is that President Donald Trump will attempt to “steal” the November election, The Associated Press reported.

Biden also said he has even considered the possibility that the Trump would refuse to leave the White House should he lose.

“My single greatest concern: This president’s going to try and steal this election,” Biden was quoted as having said on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” which aired Wednesday night.

“This is a guy who said all mail-in ballots are fraudulent, voting by mail, while he sits behind the desk in the Oval Office and writes his mail-in ballot to vote in the primary,” claimed the former Vice President.

Biden was asked whether he’s considered what would happen if Trump refused to vacate the presidency in the event he wasn’t reelected. “I have,” Biden said, before suggesting that the military could step in to ensure a peaceful transition of power.

“I am absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch,” he said.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany dismissed Biden’s claims and said that the former Vice President was taking “a ridiculous proposition.”

“This president’s looking forward to November,” McEnany told Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom.”

“This president’s hard at work for the American people. And leave it to Democrats to go out there and grandstand and level these conspiracy theories,” she added.

Biden has previously suggested that Trump’s opposition to mail-in ballots could upend the presidential election.

“This president, mark my words, I think he’s going to try to kick back the election somehow, come up with a rationale why it can’t be held,” he said during an April fundraiser.

“He’s already trying to undermine the election with false claims of voter fraud and threatening to block essential COVID assistance if any extra funds go to the U.S. Postal Service,” Biden said at the time. “What in God’s name was that about other than trying to let the word out that he’s going to do all that he can to make it very hard for people to vote.”

Biden’s comments on Thursday come days after Trump tied the former Vice President to growing calls on the far-left for the abolition of police forces in the US.

In a tweet Sunday afternoon, President Trump warned that if elected, Biden and fellow Democrats would “defund” law enforcement agencies. Trump vowed to promote “law and order” if reelected.




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