During his Thanksgiving Day address at the White House on Thursday, President Trump told reporters that if the Electoral College confirms president-elect Joe Biden’s victory, “they’ve made a mistake,” but he would give up power and leave the White House.
According to the Associated Press, currently Biden has 306 Electoral votes while Trump sits at 232. 270 points are needed to win. Biden also holds the popular vote with 80,063,589 compared to Trump’s 73,904,195.
Trump did not confirm whether he would attend Biden’s inauguration in January. Experts and officials have said there has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 US elections.
The Electoral College electors in each state are to vote Dec. 14. Certificates recording the electoral vote results in each state must be received by the president of the Senate no later than Dec. 23.
Trump did not confirm if he will attend Biden’s inauguration. The president also praised the military as he addressed the troops from the White House.
If Trump decides to not vacate the White House, it’s likely he’ll be removed from the estates premises.
“The United States Government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House,” President Elect Biden said earlier this month.
After Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris are sworn in on Jan. 20, all of Trump’s authority will end.
Watch Trump’s full Thanksgiving Day speech bellow.