Military Will Escort Donald Trump From White House If He Refuses To Leave, Says Biden
An oft-expressed concern about the 2020 election is that, if Donald Trump doesn’t win, as the incumbent, he may just refuse to leave. A former Trump insider even postulated that the president’s supporters would rise up in armed insurrection to keep Trump in office. However, the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, says that he believes if Trump tries it, the U.S. Military will act to help remove the president physically from the building.
Joe Biden appeared on Trevor Noah’s Daily Show Wednesday night, and expressed that a particular concern is that the incumbent president would refuse to leave office if he doesn’t win. Trump, who has argued through his legal counsel that the presidency grants him immunity from prosecution, could have a lot to lose when his term ends. However, Biden also expressed confidence in the nation’s armed forces, saying that if Trump did indeed refuse to leave his position, there would be firm action.
ICYMI, Biden on The Daily Show last night:
"My single greatest concern: This president's gonna try to steal this election."
"I promise you I'm absolutely convinced [the military] will escort him from the White House with great dispatch." pic.twitter.com/e18h1k3OKc
— The Recount (@therecount) June 11, 2020
The president has been laying the foundation to discredit a loss, with tweets suggesting that mailed ballots and other efforts to make voting more accessible would facilitate fraud.
MAIL-IN VOTING WILL LEAD TO MASSIVE FRAUD AND ABUSE. IT WILL ALSO LEAD TO THE END OF OUR GREAT REPUBLICAN PARTY. WE CAN NEVER LET THIS TRAGEDY BEFALL OUR NATION. BIG MAIL-IN VICTORY IN TEXAS COURT TODAY. CONGRATS!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020
Notably, the National Conference of State Legislatures’ voting information reminds us that several states already hold their elections entirely by mail-in ballots, about two-thirds of all states allow any voter to mail a ballot, without giving a reason, and all states will allow a voter to mail their ballots under certain circumstances. There has been no evidence offered to support that this has been exploited in fraud in any significant degree.