President Trump would not promise to accept the results of the 2020 election.
Trump was asked on Fox News Sunday whether he would fully accept the results and concede to Joe Biden if he loses the race. The president said he would have to see how the race plays out and refused to say that he would accept the results, echoing points he made during the 2016 election.
“I have to see. Look, you — I have to see. No, I’m not gonna just say yes. I’m not gonna say no, and I didn’t last time either,” Trump said.
The president noted that his 2016 competitor, Hillary Clinton, has made several statements questioning the validity of the last election.
“She’s the one that never accepted it,” he said. “She never accepted her loss, and she looks like a fool.”
Trump said he believes historians will look back at his presidency and find that he was treated unfairly by the media and Democrats throughout his time in office.
“I think I was very unfairly treated. From before I even won, I was under investigation by a bunch of thieves, crooks. It was an illegal investigation. … I have done more than any president in history in the first three and a half years, and I’ve done it suffering through investigations where people have been, General Flynn, where people have been so unfairly treated,” he said.
“I’ve been very unfairly treated, and I don’t say that as paranoid. I’ve been very — everybody says it. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens. But there was tremendous evidence right now as to how unfairly treated I was,” he added.
Author: Madison Dibble
Source: Washington Examiner: ‘I’m not gonna just say yes’: Trump declines to commit to conceding election if he loses to Biden