There has been speculation that Donald Trump might not voluntarily leave the White House if he loses the election in November. He confirmed this possibility during his interview on Fox News Sunday. When Chris Wallace asked whether he would accept the results, Trump answered, “Look … I have to see… I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no.”
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi was asked about this during an interview with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. Pelosi replied:
“Whether he knows it yet or not, he will be leaving.”
Here’s the full exchange:
Mika Brzezinski: In the interview with Chris Wallace, he did not confirm whether he would leave – whether he would accept the results of the election if he lost. What do you make of that?
Nancy Pelosi: Well, that’s a loaded question there about coronavirus, what we do about it. But 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 and the – I just – you know, I’m second in line to the Presidency. 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.’ But there is a process. It has nothing to do with the certain occupant of the White House 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. So, so much for him. I wouldn’t spend so much time on it.
Watch Pelosi’s full interview above.