WH Press Secretary Won’t Say If Trump Would Accept Election Results If He Loses

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"The president has always said he'll see what happens and make a determination in the aftermath."

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked twice during Wednesday’s press briefing if President Donald Trump would accept the election results if he loses, and both times, McEnany refused to give a solid answer, according to The Hill.

  • The reporters’ questions were regarding “Trump's comments earlier this week in which he claimed that the only way he would lose in November is if the election is ‘rigged.’"
  • McEnany told the first reporter: "The president believes he's done a great job for the American people, and that will show in November. He believes that voter fraud is real...particularly with mail-in ballots.”
  • She added that “He wants a fair election, and he wants confidence in the results of the election.”
  • A second reporter followed up on the line of questioning, asking McEnany: "Is the president saying if he doesn't win this election — that he will not accept the results unless he wins?"
  • She responded: "The president has always said he'll see what happens and make a determination in the aftermath. It's the same thing he said last election.”

The Hill noted that Trump has “increasingly called into question the possible result of November's election, including with relentless attacks on mail-in voting amid a pandemic that will likely force millions of Americans to vote by mail.”

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