President Donald Trump said Thursday he will leave the White House on Jan. 20 if the Electoral College chooses Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election, but he told reporters Thursday that he was not prepared to concede.
“Certainly I will, and you know that,” Trump said when asked if he would leave the White House if the Electoral College voted for Biden.
“But I think that there will be a lot of things happening between now and the 20th of January.”
The president’s comments, coming after a Thanksgiving teleconference with members of the U.S. military, marked the first time he has answered questions directly from reporters since the Nov. 3 election.
“It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede because we know there was massive fraud,” Trump said, referencing his campaign’s legal fight over alleged fraud and voting irregularities in several battleground states.
“You take a look at all the mistakes they made.”