Do You Promise? Trump Says He’ll Leave Country if he Loses to Biden
You hear people say it all the time. If candidate X wins the election, I’ll be leaving the country. A number of celebrities said if prior to the 2016 election, though none of them actually moved. Bruce Springsteen brought it up earlier this week, saying he’ll be on the first flight to Australia if Donald Trump wins in 2020.
It’s not often, though, that a political candidate says that they will be leaving the country if they lose. This move is generally made by leaders who are facing criminal charges of going into exile. So it is somewhat fitting that Donald Trump says that he may chose to leave the country if he loses to Biden.
The president made the comments during his Friday night campaign rally in Macon, Georgia. He told rally-goers, “Running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics puts pressure on me. Could you imagine if I lose…my whole life, what am I going to do? I’m gonna say, ‘I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics.’ I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’m gonna have to leave the country. I don’t know.”
Trump says he may leave the US if Biden wins. pic.twitter.com/XmbtYpNDoh
— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 17, 2020
Of course, leaving the country may not be such a simple matter for Trump. His years of tax fraud are currently being investigated by the New York State District Attorney’s Office. Joe Biden has also said that if he becomes president he would not be willing to pardon Trump over any crimes that may have occurred when he was in office.
And that would make him a ✨fugitive✨ https://t.co/tKnraYjrO0
— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) October 17, 2020