- At a campaign rally in North Carolina Saturday, President Donald Trump told attendees they’ll never see or hear from him again if he loses the election to Joe Biden.
- “If I lose to him, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I will never speak to you again,” Trump told supporters at a rally in North Carolina.
- In a June interview, Trump refused to say whether he would accept the results of the 2020 election if he did not emerge the winner.
- Trump made similar remarks in 2016 when he rivaled Hillary Clinton for the presidency: “I don’t think I’m going to lose, but if I do, I don’t think you’re ever going to see me again, folks,” Trump said. “I think I’ll go to Turnberry and play golf or something.”
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President Donald Trump told supporters Saturday night that he will never speak to them again if he loses the election in November.
Speaking at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Trump railed against rival Joe Biden, calling him “the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics.”
“If I lose to him, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I will never speak to you again,” Trump told the attendees at the rally. “You’ll never see me again.”
Neither the Trump nor Biden campaign immediately responded to a request for comment from Business Insider.
Biden, in yet another move to troll the president, released a 10-second ad shortly after Trump delivered his remarks, approving the message.
—Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 20, 2020
Trump made similar remarks in 2016 when he rivaled Hillary Clinton for the presidency.
“I don’t think I’m going to lose, but if I do, I don’t think you’re ever going to see me again, folks,” Trump said at a Maryland rally in April 2016. “I think I’ll go to Turnberry and play golf or something.”
Trump has signaled how he’ll react if Biden wins the election. In a June interview, he refused to say whether he would accept the results.
“I have to see, look, I have to see, I’m not just going to say yes, I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either,” Trump said when asked for a clear answer on whether he’d accept this year’s election results.
Biden is leading Trump by about 6 percentage points, according to a national polling average from Real Clear Politics.