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
The GOP ‘fundamentals’ are the same as 20 years ago — and they’re ‘running short on competence’: columnist
The Republicans in charge today may be different in some cases than the ones who ran it 20 years ago, but not much else has changed according to The Washington Post's James Downie.
"In the span of an hour, CNN’s State of the Union featured both new and old faces of the Republican Party. First, host Dana Bash interviewed Sen. Roy Blunt, who has held elective office from Missouri for most of the past 35 years. Then she welcomed Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) and Nancy Mace (R-SC), both newly elected members of the House. Though all three looked very different, they sounded much the same," Downie wrote on Sunday evening.
Trump lashes out at ’60 Minutes’ interview with ex-cybersecurity chief using more false conspiracy theories
President Donald Trump apparently watched the "60 Minutes" interview with Chris Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
According to Krebs, the election was the most secure election in history, and none of Trump's claims of fraud are valid. He explained that there would have been a huge difference in votes during the recount if there was fraud. There are not.
Trump’s ex-election security official attacks Giuliani for ‘apparent attempt to undermine confidence in the election’
President Donald Trump and his legal crew of misfit attorneys have waged 39 lawsuits to overturn the 2020 election. All but one of them has been laughed out of court. Trump and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, have continued going to court in an attempt to get a legal challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump also fired his cybersecurity czar responsible for securing the election after refusing to corroborate the story that the election was stolen.
In an interview with "60 Minutes," Chris Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, explained that Giuliani and Trump are apparently attempting "to undermine confidence in the election, to confuse people, to scare people.”