by Kristinn Taylor, The Gateway Pundit:
Former Democratic party presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told HBO host Bill Maher Friday night that if President “Trump attempts to stay in office after losing, there will be a number of plans out there to make sure that he is evicted from office.” Sanders did not get into specifics.
President Trump stirred up controversy at a press conference Wednesday by refusing to flat out say he will concede defeat (a similar tactic he took in 2016), instead repeating his concerns about mass mail-in voting (“ballots”).
Q Mr. President, real quickly: Win, lose, or draw in this election, will you commit here, today, for a peaceful transferal of power after the election? And there has been rioting in Louisville. There’s been rioting in many cities across this country — red and — your so-called red and blue states. Will you commit to making sure that there is a peaceful transferal of power after the election?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, we’re going to have to see what happens. You know that. I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots. And the ballots are a disaster. And — and —
Q I understand that, but people are rioting. Do you commit to making sure that —
THE PRESIDENT: Oh, I know. I know. Yeah, no, we want —
Q — there’s a peaceful transferal of power?
THE PRESIDENT: We want to have — get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very trans- — we’ll have a very peaceful — there won’t be a transfer, frankly; there’ll be a continuation.
The ballots are out of control. You know it. And you know who knows it better than —
Q No, sir. I don’t know that.
THE PRESIDENT: — anybody else? The Democrats know it better than anybody else.
Q No, sir. Mr. President, the second question is, will you also —
Q Thank you. Will you —
THE PRESIDENT: Please, go ahead. Please, go ahead.
Q Why won’t you commit — why won’t you —
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Thursday that Trump will concede defeat in a “free and fair election”.
Q Yeah, Kayleigh, I’m wondering if you can just clean up or clarify something the President said yesterday. If he loses this election, can you assure us that there will be a peaceful transfer of power?
MS. MCENANY: You are referring to the question asked by the Playboy reporter, right?
Q I’m referring to — with the President being asked if there would be a peaceful transfer of power, and he did not say yes.