President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will depart the White House if the Electoral College certifies Democrat Joe Biden as the winner in the 2020 presidential election.
He added, though, if the Electoral College votes for Biden, it will be a “mistake”.
When asked whether he will vacate the presidential residence on Inauguration Day, 20 January 2021, if Biden is certified as the winner, Trump told reporters, “Certainly I will. And you know that”, noting, however, that “it’s going to be a very hard thing to concede”.
He also criticized the US electoral system, saying it resembles that of a developing country. “We are like a Third World country”, he said.
Trump is set to travel to Georgia, presumably on Saturday, to campaign for Republican US Senate candidates. The state is holding Senate runoff elections on January 5, 2020. The runoff in Georgia will be crucial in deciding which party exactly will control the US Senate.