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Trump on if He Loses the Election: 'Maybe I’ll Have To Leave the Country?'

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President Donald Trump is joking about the idea of what he may have to do if he loses the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

The president said during Friday night’s campaign rally in Macon, Ga., “I shouldn’t joke because you know what? Running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics puts pressure on me.”

He continued, “Could you imagine if I lose? My whole life, what am I going to do? I’m going to say, ‘I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics.’ I’m not going to feel so good.”

Trump added:

“Maybe I’ll have to leave the country? I don’t know.”

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Watch Trump’s remarks below:

Trump’s remarks sparked reaction on Twitter, including from Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

“I’m Joe Biden and I approve this message,” Biden tweeted along with a video with part of Trump’s comments from the rally.

https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1307491919384260609%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1307491919384260609%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_1&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthehill.com%2Fhomenews%2Fcampaign%2F521513-trump-on-if-biden-wins-maybe-ill-have-to-leave-the-country

Trump said during an NBC News town hall on Thursday that he “absolutely” wants a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election, as IJR reported — after previously not committing to it.

The president said of the election, “I want it to be clean. I really feel we’re going to win, but I want this to be clean. But it’s sort of ironic that you and them talk about the peaceful transfer when I spent three and a half years fighting off these maniacs and now it turns out everything’s there that they were the ones that dealt with Russia and it’s too bad.”

He added, “But peaceful transfer, I absolutely want that, but ideally I don’t want a transfer because I want to win.”

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Recent polls show Biden in the lead nationally in the general election, as there are 17 days until the Nov. 3 election, as of publication.

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