President Donald Trump insisted he would withdraw from public life should he lose the 2020 presidential election.
Trump, who has been a public figure since he started appearing in tabloid stories in the 1980s, made the promise during a campaign rally North Carolina on Saturday.
"If I lose to him, I don't know what I'm going to do," Trump said, in comments that will stoke fears he may try to hold onto power regardless of the will of the voters.
"I will never speak to you again, you'll never see me," he vowed.
Trump was quickly ridiculed for his remarks. Here's some of what people were saying:
@Acyn IS THAT A PROMISE? asking for 65 million friends— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1600568671.0
@Acyn Once again I say, don't threaten me with a good time.— Spruce Springsteen (@Spruce Springsteen)1600567168.0
@Acyn No, his trial will be televised.— JRehling (@JRehling)1600568692.0
@Acyn "Trump In Prison: The Live Feeds" would get tremendous TV Ratings!— Trumpy Trumpy ........................... (parody) (@Trumpy Trumpy ........................... (parody))1600567862.0
@Acyn In case you needed another reason to vote for Biden!— Linda (@Linda)1600567343.0
Trump tonight: “If I lose to him... you will never see me again.” I think that can be arranged. Enjoy prison!— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1600569102.0
@Acyn That's the best GD news I've heard all year.— Amanda 🏳️🌈 (@Amanda 🏳️🌈)1600567332.0
@Acyn He's just teasing us. There's absolutely no chance Trump could stand to not be the center of attention for mo… https://t.co/2jsGIiGuQv— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@Khashoggi’s Ghost)1600569518.0
Fingers crossed https://t.co/OQyCsOsaLU— David Pakman (@David Pakman)1600567682.0
right because prison https://t.co/CAbWd85OAs— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1600569414.0
I’m Joe Biden and I approve this message. https://t.co/TuRZXPE5xK— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1600565340.0