Trump does not commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses election
American President Donald Trump has not committed himself to relinquishing power peacefully if he loses the November election.
During a press conference at the White House, Trump said that one needs to see what we will happen. He said he believes that the result of the election may have to go in front of the Supreme Court after he expressed his scepticism about postal voting.
This is in the light of various states encouraging postal voting in order for citizens to be protected against the pandemic.
Trump’s response does not come as a surprise, as in 2016 when he was running against Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, he had refused to commit himself about accepting the result if he loses.
This answer by Trump obviously made waves. Republican Senator Mitt Romney, on Twitter, said that the peaceful transfer of power is fundamental in a democracy. He said that without this it will be a repeat of what happened in Belarus.