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President Trump says he’ll ‘certainly’ leave office if he loses Electoral College vote, but vows legal fight is ‘far from over’

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will “certainly” leave office if the Electoral College votes to elect Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but vowed there will be “a lot of things happening between now and Jan. 20.”

When asked by a reporter during a lengthy teleconference with military troops on Thanksgiving if he would vacate the presidency should he lose the Electoral College vote, the president said, “Certainly I will, and you know that.”

But the president earlier admitted that “it’s going to be a very hard thing to concede” because of the “massive fraud” he alleges took place during the 2020 election.

“As to whether or not we can get this apparatus moving quickly — because time isn’t on our side, everything else is on our side, facts are on our side, this was a massive fraud,” Trump stated.

    “This was a rigged election,” he said, adding elsewhere, “This race is far from over.”

    The Electoral College meets on Dec. 14. The states must first certify their results, and any challenge to the results must be resolved by Dec. 8.

    The teleconference was the first time that the president has answered questions from reporters since the Nov. 3 election.


    President Trump Participates in a Thanksgiving Video Teleconference with Members of the Military

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    Several mainstream media outlets have called the race for Biden and officials in battleground states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia have taken steps toward certifying election results. But undeterred, the Trump campaign is pushing forward with legal challenges in many states hoping to demonstrate that widespread election fraud took place.

    On Wednesday, the president’s legal team participated in a public hearing about election “irregularities” in Pennsylvania. Similar public hearings are scheduled to take place in Arizona on Monday and Michigan on Tuesday.

    Trump’s refusal to accept the reported election results has caused a stir among Democrats who say they feared that such an event like this would happen — that Trump would hold up in the Oval Office and need to be physically removed.

    In October, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced legislation to create a commission that could recommend removing a president from office.

    In a statement earlier this month, Biden campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates threatened, “the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.”

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    MSNBC cuts live broadcast of Trump briefing after 40 seconds; Brian Williams calls his statement ‘dangerous’

    Cable news network MSNBC cut away from a media briefing by President Donald Trump about the ongoing election vote count and Brian Williams explained that, in his view, the president’s statements were dangerous to the country.

    The president claimed that he had won the election, despite the vote count continuing, when MSNBC cut the feed and asked their legal correspondent Ari Melber to address his claims.

    “OK. Here we are again in the unusual position of not only interrupting the president of the United States, but correcting the president of the United States,” said Williams.

    “There are no illegal votes that we know of,” he added. “There has been no Trump victory that we know of.”

    Here’s the moment that MSNBC cut away from the president:


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    Williams later defended the action they took after the president’s media briefing ended.

    “A word about our decision to dive out of the president’s remarks, it was not done as a stunt or theatrics, we just can’t have it,” said Williams.

    “It was not rooted in reality — and at this point, in where our country is, it’s dangerous,” he added.

    Williams said that MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace watched the address to fill in their viewers on what he said.

    “You remained watching and listening and you’re gonna be our briefer on just how deep it got and what we missed,” said Williams to Wallace.

    “Well I’m so glad that we kinda show our work because I’m proud I work at a network that didn’t contribute to what the president just did and I have the only show on the network named after the White House so i felt if part of my job to watch it for our viewers,” said Wallace.

    “It is a speech that represents one of the more dangerous acts that Donald Trump has undertaken as president,” she claimed.

    Fox News and CNN both aired the 17 minute address from the president in full. Some on the left excoriated CNN for airing the comments.

    Here’s Williams explaining why they cut away from the president:

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    Majority of veterans support President Trump, according to a new poll

    A majority of United States military veterans support President Donald Trump’s re-election, according to a new poll conducted by the Military Times.

    The military news outlet reported Monday that “about 52% of veterans surveyed said they plan to back Trump (or have already backed him in early voting) in his re-election campaign this year” while about 42% said they have voted or plan to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden instead.

    The remainder of respondents were split between voting for third-party candidates and sitting out the election altogether.

    The president’s strong support among older veterans was the driving force behind his advantage in the poll, as those age 55 and older favored Trump to Biden 59% to 38%. Meanwhile, veterans younger than 55 years old favored Biden.

    That age breakdown reiterated results from a previous poll conducted by the Military Times in August of active-duty personnel. That survey found that current military service members favored Biden to Trump 41% to 37%, with 13% saying they would vote third party and 9% planning to skip the election.

    The most recent poll, which was conducted October 1-13 and surveyed more than 1,700 veterans, returned the same results as a Morning Consult survey last month of more than 2,700 likely voters in military households. In that survey, respondents also favored Trump to Biden by a margin of 52% to 42%.

    The poll results appear to be good news for the president ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Most national and battleground state polling show Trump losing, but it should be noted that the numbers are down for the incumbent in comparison to his margin of victory among veterans in the last election.

    Exit surveys in 2016 showed that voting veterans supported Trump over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a margin of 60% to 34%, according to the national exit poll conducted by Edison Research, as reported by CNN.

    Politicos have looked on in keen interest to see if Trump’s support among veterans would dip following a report from The Atlantic last month that alleged he mocked veterans who died defending the country as “losers” and suckers.”

    The report, which was based on claims from four anonymous sources, was forcefully rejected by the president, who blasted it on Twitter as “Fake News given by disgusting & jealous failures in a disgraceful attempt to influence the 2020 Election!”

    “I never called our great fallen soldiers anything other than HEROES,” he added.

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