As he reiterates his baseless claims of massive voter fraud, US President Donald Trump has announced that he will leave the White House if he votes for Joe Biden Electoral College, the closest he has reached to ending the November 3 election.
Speaking to reporters on Thanksgiving holidays, President Trump said he would leave White House if the Electoral College certifies the Biden-election winner to be sworn in on January 20.
But Trump said it is difficult to accept in the current circumstances. Biden declined to say whether he would attend the inauguration. Voters will meet on December 14.
“This election was a fraud,” he said, adding that there was no clear evidence of such voting irregularities.
Biden won the November 3 presidential election with 306 electoral college votes – more than the required 270 – Trump’s 232.
Trump led with more than 6 million popular votes.
Trump has so far refused to accept the election, claiming without evidence that the election was marred by widespread fraud and that he and Biden did not win.
Mr Biden and Trump stayed home to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday as the Kovid-19 pandemic spread across the country.
Behon spent his vacation in the seaside town of Delaware, where he and his wife, Jill, have a vacation home. Daughter Ashley Biden and husband Dr. Bidens also hosts Howard Kerin.
The former vice president, in a video message posted on his Twitter account with his wife on Thanksgiving, said his family will continue to be in Delaware this year even though they are usually having a big reunion on Nantucket Island outside of Massachusetts. Around our dinner table “due to contagion.
Addressing a nation that has lost more than 260,000 lives due to the virus, the newly elected Democratic president said that the sacrifices made by Americans for the entire nation and the declaration of public interest continue at home. With their immediate families.
“I know this is not the way many of us would expect to spend our vacation. We know that a small act of staying at home is a gift to our fellow Americans,” Biden said. “I know good days are coming.”
Republican President Trump often likes to celebrate the holidays at his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida. But on Thursday he remained in the Washington area, spending the morning at his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, where he played a golf game.
It was a long way off when he made a surprise visit to Afghanistan last year, where he served turkey to U.S. soldiers and sat down with them for Thanksgiving dinner.
This time, Trump spoke via video link to members of the military from the White House.