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:
IS THAT A PROMISE? asking for 65 million friends
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) September 20, 2020
Once again I say, don't threaten me with a good time.
— Spruce Springsteen (@SpruceSprngstn) September 20, 2020
No, his trial will be televised.
— JRehling (@JRehling) September 20, 2020
"Trump In Prison: The Live Feeds" would get tremendous TV Ratings!
— Trumpy Trumpy (parody) (@outofcontroljb) September 20, 2020
In case you needed another reason to vote for Biden!
— Linda (@lewing99) September 20, 2020
“If I lose to him… you will never see me again.”
I think that can be arranged. Enjoy prison!
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) September 20, 2020
That's the best GD news I've heard all year.
— Amanda M. 🏳️🌈 (@SabrinasChic) September 20, 2020
He's just teasing us. There's absolutely no chance Trump could stand to not be the center of attention for more than five minutes. He lives for the attention.
Dream as we might, he is NEVER going away.
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) September 20, 2020
Fingers crossed https://t.co/OQyCsOsaLU
— David Pakman (@dpakman) September 20, 2020
right because prison https://t.co/CAbWd85OAs
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 20, 2020
I’m Joe Biden and I approve this message. pic.twitter.com/TuRZXPE5xK
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 20, 2020
Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows committed campaign finance crimes: watchdog group
The government ethics watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint on Friday accusing White House chief of staff Mark Meadows of campaign finance crimes for allegedly spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds on personal expenses, including clubs, gourmet cupcakes, a jeweler in Washington and lodging at the president's hotel.
Win or lose — Trump is about to unleash hell
With poll numbers staying put and the odds of a Joe Biden win in Tuesday's election looking good — possibly by a decisive margin — there's mounting dread about how Donald Trump will behave after a defeat. After all, Trump is a sociopathic narcissist with the emotional control of a — well, I won't insult toddlers with the comparison — and he lives in mortal terror of being viewed as a loser. He's already made clear that he will refuses to concede, no matter what, and he's grasping desperately for any way to get legal ballots thrown out so he can steal the election.
GOP senator offended LDS community after likening Trump to a ‘selfless’ Book of Mormon hero: report
Politics and religion are colliding out west after comments a Republican senator made while stumping for the president.
"Sen. Mike Lee drew criticism from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week after comparing President Donald Trump to Captain Moroni, a heroic and selfless figure in the Book of Mormon," The Arizona Republic reported Friday evening.
"To my Mormon friends, my Latter-day Saint friends, think of him as Captain Moroni," Lee (R-UT) said, pointing to Trump. "He seeks not power, but to pull it down. He seeks not the praise of the world or the ‘fake news,’ but he seeks the well-being and the peace of the American people."