House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) weighed in on whether President Donald Trump would leave the White House if he loses to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in November.
Trump, in an interview with Fox News aired Sunday, was asked about whether he would accept the results of the 2020 election. He declined to answer the question directly.
“I have to see. Look, you—I have to see,” he said. “No, Im not going to just say yes. Im not going to say no.” It came after he said that proposed mail-in voting measures would “rig the election.”
When she was asked in a televised interview on Monday about Trumps comments, Pelosi responded, “The fact is whether he knows it yet or not, he will be leaving.”
“Just because he might not want to move out of the White House doesnt mean we wont have an inauguration ceremony to inaugurate a duly elected president of the United States. And you know, Im second in line to the presidency and just last week I had my regular continuation of government briefing. This might interest you because I say to them, This is never going to happen, God willing it never will. But there is a process,” Pelosi said.
The House speaker added that “it has nothing to do with a certain occupant of the White House doesnt feel like moving and has to be fumigated out of there because the presidency is the presidency … I wouldnt spend so much time on it, thats a victory for him because then were not talking about your first, more important subject, which is, what are we going to do to stop this vicious virus that is making an assault on our health, again, our lives, our livelihood, and life of our democracy.”
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