WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump suggested on Friday that he could take drastic action if he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.
He might even leave the country, he said.
“Running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics is putting pressure on me,” Trump told supporters during a campaign rally at the airport in Macon, Georgia. “Can you imagine if you lose? All my life – what am I going to do? I’ll say I lost to the worst candidate in political history.
Trump has 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 response 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 comment: “Promise?”
Biden has maintained a consistent advantage over Trump in national polls and in many battlefield states. The RealClearPolitics website gives the Democrat an 8.9 percentage point lead in his national poll average.
Trump’s remarks on Friday that he could leave the country aren’t the first time he’s warned of what could happen if he loses to Biden on November 3.
He teased a group of supporters in Fayetteville, North Carolina, last month, saying they would never see him again if Biden wins.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do – I’ll never talk to you again,” he said.
Biden’s campaign shared a video of the remarks on social media and added a slogan from the Democratic candidate himself: “I’m Joe Biden and I approve of this post.”
Michael Collins covers the White House. Contact him on Twitter @mcollinsNEWS.
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