- There are “a number of plans” to remove Donald Trump from office if he refuses to leave the White House after losing the election, Senator Bernie Sanders said.
- Sanders said the Democrats had prepared a number of contingency plans in case the president refused to leave.
- Trump doubled in size on Friday after refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power this week.
- A former adviser to Vice President Mike Pence said the possibility that Trump might refuse to quit was being discussed in the White House.
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There are “a number of plans”
The former president hopefully told Bill Maher on Friday that the Democrats have prepared a number of contingency strategies in case the president refuses to admit defeat in November.
“The bottom line now is that we have to do a few things to make sure Biden wins,” Sanders told Maher.
“And if Trump tries to stay in office after his defeat, there will be a number of plans to ensure that he is driven out of office.”
The president this week refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election.
“We’ll have to see what happens, you know, but I complained very badly about the ballots. The ballots are a disaster,” Trump said on Wednesday at a meeting in the White House.
He later doubled down on comments telling fans on Friday, “We’re not going to lose this unless they cheat.”
“We want a very friendly transition. But we don’t want to be cheated. And be stupid … And we know there have been thousands and thousands of ballot papers that made the difference by cheating. We’re not going to stand still.” for this.”
A former adviser to Vice President Mike Pence said this week that Trump refusing to step down was being discussed in the White House.
“It scares me because during my tenure in the White House, to be honest, I had closed-door conversations with White House staff and other government officials, including people from the intelligence community, where we actually talked about it, what if, what if he loses and refuses to leave? ”said Olivia Troye, a former advisor to Vice President Mike Pence who served on the coronavirus task force.