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Trump comments leave U.S. presidential debates in limbo
U.S. President Donald Trump Source: Reuters
  • Donald Trump appears to be one step closer to actually conceding the Presidency to Joe Biden after losing the election
  • Trump has stated he will leave the White House if the electoral college confirms his loss when it meets to confirm the results next month
  • The 540 electors will cast their state's vote on December 14, confirming Joe Biden's win as he collected 306 votes to Trump's 232
  • The outgoing President has so far refused to concede he lost the 2020 election, instead claiming without evidence that the poll was stolen
  • But, Trump did recently allow for the transition of power to begin for Biden's team who're coming into the White House

After weeks of uncertainty, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be one step closer to conceding he lost the election to Joe Biden.

In a statement to reporters overnight, Trump said he will leave the White House if the electoral college confirms his loss when it meets next month.

"Certainly, I will. Certainly, I will. And you know that," Trump said in response to the questioning.

It's the closest the outgoing President has gotten to conceding that Biden won the Presidency so far.

The Democratic nominee clinched the win with 306 electoral college votes to Trump's 232, giving him a clear path to victory.

The President needs 270 votes to successfully claim a win.

But despite not having the numbers, the Trump campaign has been falsely claiming the election was subject to widespread fraud.

As a result, Trump has refused to concede defeat to Biden and only recently began allowing for the transition of power within the White House.

However, with these latest comments, the President has set the stage for one of the most closely watched electoral college meetings in recent years.

Representatives from each state will meet on December 14 to officially cast their votes for the next U.S. President.

Each of their votes will be based on the way their vote swung — either to the Democrats or the Republicans.

Despite Trump stating he'll respect the electoral college's decision, the outgoing President hasn't confirmed he'll attend Biden's inauguration in January.


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