Donald Trump is ready to leave the White House, but on one Condition
It looks like Donald Trump has finally agreed to leave the White House. However, he is only willing to do so under one condition. That condition is that he’ll leave only if the electoral college for the President-elect Joe Biden. This is probably the closest thing to a concession that the Democrats and America can get from Trump.
Donald Trump finally agrees to leave the White House and concedes the election… almost
Joe Biden struck a resounding win over Donald Trump in the 2020 US Presidential elections. Not only did he win the popular vote by 6 million, but he also won 306 electoral college votes, compared to Trump’s 232 and way more than the 270 required. This meant that Biden won by quite a margin against the sitting President of the United States.
In fact, 306 is the exact number of electoral college votes that Donald Trump won over Hillary. And she conceded the election to him quite gracefully. However, that is not the case with Trump. He is defying tradition in every way that he can and is instead making baseless and false claims of voter fraud. Moreover, his campaign is even filing lawsuits after lawsuits in hope that the conservative majority in the Supreme Court could win him another four years in the White House. However, all such efforts from his campaign have failed.
However, Donald Trump’s recent comments suggest that he might be closer to admitting defeat than ever before. While addressing troops during the annual Thanksgiving Day address, reporters asked him if he would leave the White House if the electoral college voted for Biden. To that, Trump responded:
Certainly I will. And you know that. If they do, they’ve made a mistake.
Despite this admission, Trump also admitted that it would be “a very hard thing to concede”. Moreover, he also declined to comment if he would attend Joe Biden’s inauguration. Even though this was the first time he faced reporters since the election, his adversarial behavior against them was still there. For instance, he called one reporter “lightweight” and the other “don’t talk to me like that”.
Trump is still hard on Joe Biden and his upcoming administration
Moreover, the Trump administration has given Biden campaign the green light for the transition. That said, Donald Trump still criticized Biden for picking his cabinet, saying:
I think it’s not right that he’s trying to pick a Cabinet.
Moreover, Donald Trump was also quite sensitive when it came to the COVID-19 vaccine. He wanted it to be sure that he got the credit for the vaccine, saying:
Don’t let him take credit for the vaccines because the vaccines were me and I pushed people harder than they’ve ever been pushed before.
Finally, the reporters asked Donald Trump if he would declare his candidacy for the 2024 elections. However, he declined to answer, saying he didn’t “want to talk about 2024 yet”.
When reporters asked the Biden campaign about Trump’s comments, they responded:
President-elect Biden won 306 electoral votes. States continue to certify those results, the Electoral College will soon meet to ratify that outcome. Biden will be sworn in as President on January 20, 2021.
The electoral college is set to meet on the 14th of December, 2020. Each state’s nominated electors will cast their votes for the winner of their respective state, with Congress officially counting them on the 6th of January 2021.