House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has claimed President Donald Trump will be fumigated out of the White House if he loses the 2020 election refuses to leave the White House.
Pelosi was speaking to MSNBC a day after Trump refused to tell Fox News anchor Chris Wallace if he would accept the results of November’s election.
The speaker said – The fact is, whether he knows it yet or not, he will be leaving.
Just because he might not want to move out of the White House doesn’t mean we won’t have an inauguration ceremony to inaugurate a duly-elected President of the United States.
She added – There is a process. It has nothing to do with the certain occupant of the White House that doesn’t feel like moving and has to be fumigated out of there because the presidency is the presidency. It’s not geography or location.
Nancy Pelosi pointed out to interviewer Mika Brzezinski that she is second in line to the presidency behind Vice President Mike Pence.
She added – Just last week I had my regular continuation of government briefing. This might interest you because I say to them,
This is never going to happen. God-willing it never will.
In a sit-down interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Sunday, Trump declined to definitively say whether he would accept the results of this year’s election were he to lose.
Over recent months, with the coronavirus impacting everyday American life and hitting various local elections, Trump has criticized the possibility of mail-in ballots come November.
Speaking to Wallace, Trump said – It depends. I think mail-in voting is going to rig the election. I really do.
When then asked if he might not accept the result, Trump said, No. I have to see it.
Look you – I have to see. No, I’m not going to just say ‘yes.’ I’m not going to say ‘no.’ And I didn’t last time, either.
In response to Trump’s comments, Andrew Bates, a spokesperson for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said – The American people will decide this election.
And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.
In 2016, Hilary Clinton hit out at Trump for failing to declare in advance whether he would honor the results of the election.
After Trump won the election, the former Secretary of State Clinton brought up Russian interference in the election.