Trump on accepting a November election loss "I'll have to see"
After a disastrous interview with Chris Wallace on Friday night, during which Wallace fact checked the president on his claim that Joe Biden wants to de-fund the police, Trump again sat down for an interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday night.
During the interview, Wallace and Trump discussed a variety of things including Trump's recent cognitive test, coronavirus numbers and recent poll results. This time, Wallace asked the president whether or not he would accept the election results if Trump loses in November.
An ABC/Washington post poll has Joe Biden leading Trump by 15% nationally, and shows Trumps approval rating down to 39%. A more conservative poll by Fox News on Sunday still has Biden leading by 8 points 49%-41%. When asked about the polls, Trump said “I’m not losing, because those are fake polls”.
Trump then went on to repeat a favorite talking point of his, that mail in voting is going to rig the election in favor of Joe Biden.
Wallace asked Trump in a general sense, "Are you a good loser?"
Trump, "I'm not a good loser. I don't like to lose. I don't lose too often."
Wallace, "But are you gracious?"
Trump, "You don't know until you see. It depends. I think mail in voting is going to rig the election. I really do."
Wallace, "Are you suggesting that you might not accept the results of the election?"
Trump, "I'll have to see, look, Hillary Clinton asked me the same thing."
At which time Chris Wallace reminded Trump that it was Wallace that asked Trump at the 2016 Presidential debate whether or not he would accept an election loss. Trump refused to answer the question at that time as well.
"Are you saying you're not prepared now to commit to that principle?" Wallace asked at the time.
"I'll keep you in suspense, okay?" Trump replied.