When asked if he would leave the White House if Joe Biden wins the Electoral College vote, President Trump said, Certainly I will. Certainly I will. And you know that.
When asked if he would leave the White House if Joe Biden wins the Electoral College vote, President Trump said, "Certainly I will. Certainly I will. And you know that."
Trump said he will 'certainly' leave the White House if the Electoral College elects Joe Biden
  • When asked if he would leave the White House if Joe Biden wins the Electoral College vote, President Trump said, "Certainly I will. Certainly I will. And you know that."
  • The president's remarks Thursday were the closest Trump has come yet to a concession in the November election, which was called by several news outlets weeks ago for President-elect Joe Biden.
  • Trump has not conceded to Biden, citing conspiracy theories about the election related to voter fraud and mail-in voting.
  • The General Services Administration began the formal transition process earlier this week, even as the president refuses to concede.
  • Members of the Trump administration have also started reaching out to Biden's team to offer help with the transition.
The president has not conceded the election to Biden, and continued citing conspiracy theories about the election related to voter fraud and mail-in voting on Thanksgiving.

During the White House press conference, Trump claimed that "massive fraud has been found" in the November election results. "We're like a third world country," he said.

"We're using computer equipment that can be hacked," he continued.

His claims of voter fraud have been debunked by the US's top cybersecurity agency — the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Trump later fired the former department head Chris Krebs earlier this month. Lawsuits filed by Trump campaign lawyers and Trump supporters have also crumbled in recent weeks.

"I think that there will be a lot of things happening between now and the 20th of January," Trump told reporters at the White House.