Trump jokes he might leave country if he loses to Joe Biden in Nov. 3 election




  • In Politics
  • 2020-10-17 03:23:42Z
  • By USA TODAY
 

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump suggested Friday he might take drastic action if he loses to Democrat Joe Biden.

He might even leave the country, he said.

"Running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics puts pressure on me," Trump told supporters at an airport campaign rally in Macon, Georgia. "Could you imagine if lose? My whole life - what am I going to do? I'm going to say I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics."

Trump said he might not feel so good after an election loss to Biden. "Maybe I have to leave the country, I don't know," he joked.

The comment drew a quick retort from The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump group of current and former Republicans working to elect Biden.

The group posted a video of Trump's remarks on Twitter and added a one-word commentary: "Promise?"

Biden has maintained a consistent edge over Trump in national polls and in many battleground states. The website RealClearPolitics gives the Democrat an 8.9 percentage point lead in its average of national polls.

Trump's remarks on Friday that he might leave the country aren't the first time he has warned about what might happen if he loses to Biden on Nov. 3.

He teased a group of supporters in Fayetteville, North Carolina, last month that they will never see him again if Biden wins.

"I don't know what I'm going to do - I will never speak to you again," he said.

Biden's campaign shared a video of those remarks on social media and added a tag line from the Democratic candidate himself: "I'm Joe Biden and I approve this message."

Michael Collins covers the White House. Reach him on Twitter @mcollinsNEWS.

Federal investigation: FBI probing whether emails in New York Post story about Hunter Biden are tied to Russian disinformation

Biden vs. Trump: You saw them in town halls, how do they differ on international stage?

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump says he might leave US if he loses to Joe Biden

COMMENTS

More Related News

Supreme Court leaves North Carolina
Supreme Court leaves North Carolina's Nov. 12 deadline for receipt of absentee ballots in place

The justices refused to upset an extension in the state that allows ballots to be received up Nov. 12 if they are postmarked on Nov. 3.

Who is Miles Taylor?
Who is Miles Taylor? 'Anonymous' author was known for working on Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Miles Taylor, the "Anonymous" author of a newspaper column that attacked President Donald Trump, was previously criticized by Democrats.

US senators spar with Big Tech over legal immunity, politics
US senators spar with Big Tech over legal immunity, politics

Capitol Hill clashed with Silicon Valley Wednesday over legal protections and censorship on social media during a fiery hearing a week before Election Day in which Twitter's Jack Dorsey acknowledged that platforms need to do more to "earn trust."

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to block North Carolina absentee ballot extension
U.S. Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to block North Carolina absentee ballot extension
  • US
  • 2020-10-28 23:44:20Z

The justices left in place a lower court-approved agreement allowing the extension, rebuffing a request by Trump's campaign, the Republican National Committee and North Carolina Republican officials for an injunction to block it. The state election board, citing potential U.S. Postal Service mail delivery delays, opted to allow absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day to be counted if they arrived up to nine days later. Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said they would have blocked the deadline extension.

In Swearing In Barrett, Trump Defiantly Mimics
In Swearing In Barrett, Trump Defiantly Mimics 'Superspreader' Rose Garden Ceremony

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump, who loves to boast of doing anything his predecessors have never done, pulled off such a historic first Monday. He won confirmation of a Supreme Court justice only eight days before a presidential election, rushing his choice through the Senate before voters decide whether to give him four more years or kick him out of office.Trump then did something else no other president has done. He hosted a nighttime ceremony on the White House lawn to swear in Justice Amy Coney Barrett in a virtual do-over of the superspreader event blamed for infecting multiple people with the coronavirus a month ago to the day, including the president himself, who was forced...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Politics