House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed little concern about President Trump checking out of the White House if he loses at the ballot box – saying he would be ‘fumigated’ out if he refuses to leave.
The speaker made the comment to MSNBC the day after a Trump refused to tell Fox anchor Chris Wallace he would accept the results of the November election.
‘The fact is, whether he knows it yet or not, he will be leaving,’ Pelosi told MSNBC Monday morning, sounding nonchalant even as other Democrats fret about what might transpire if Trump refuses to accept the election results.
‘Just because he might not want to move out of the White House doesn’t mean we won’t have an inauguration ceremony to inaugurate a duly-elected President of the United States,’ she said.
Pelosi noted she is second in line to the presidency after Vice President Mike Pence.
‘Just last week I had my regular continuation of government briefing. This might interest you because I say to them, “This is never going to happen. God-willing it never will,”‘ Pelosi told interviewer Mika Brzezinski.
‘But there is a process. It has nothing to do with the certain occupant of the White House doesn’t feel like moving and has to be fumigated out of there because the presidency is the presidency. It’s not geography or location.’
So, so much for him. I wouldn’t spend so much time on it. That’s a victory for him because then we’re not talking about your first, more important subject which is what are we going to do to stop this vicious virus that is making an assault on our health, again, our lives, our livelihood and life of our democracy.
Trump in his sit-down interview with Chris Wallace of Fox, declined to say definitively that he would accept the election results, as he also said in advance of Election Day 2016.
‘It depends. I think mail-in voting is going to rig the election. I really do,’ Trump said.
‘Are you suggesting that you might not accept the results of the election?’ Wallace asked him?’
‘No. I have to see,’ Trump responded.
Pelosi’s response was similar to that adopted by rival Joe Biden’s campaign.
‘The American people will decide this election. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House,’ Biden spokesman Andrew Bates said.- Daily Mail