President Trump has told journalists that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College officially declares Joe Biden an election winner.
“Of course I will, and you know it,” he replied after several questions as to whether he would leave the building. “But I think a lot of things are going to happen between now and 20 January.” On that day, Biden moves into the White House.
Trump repeated his accusation that there was massive fraud during the election. That’s why it seems “very difficult” for him to give in. All kinds of lawsuits Trump has filed to challenge the results have come to nothing.
It was the first time since the election that Trump answered press questions.
Transfer of power
Earlier this week, president Trump and the Government Service General Services Administration gave the green light to the transfer of power to Joe Biden. With this commitment, the winner of the elections will have access to public authorities and public money will be made available to him.
Whether Trump will be at Biden’s inauguration, he wouldn’t say. “I know the answer, but I don’t want to say it yet.”
The Electoral College meets on 14 December. It seems that Biden won 306 electoral votes, Trump 232. He received more than 6 million votes than the outgoing president.