The New York Daily News reports:
President Trump refused to promise Thursday that he’ll accept the results of November’s election despite bipartisan outrage over his declining a day earlier to commit to a peaceful transition of power if Joe Biden wins.
Speaking on the South Lawn of the White House before a trip to North Carolina, Trump reiterated his debunked claim that the election results could be tainted because of mail-in voting and that he thereby might not be able to trust them.
“We want to make sure the election is honest, and I’m not sure that it can be,” Trump told reporters, adding that mail-in ballots are “a whole big scam.”
TRUMP: The ballots — that’s a whole big scam. They found 8 ballots in a waste basket, others in a river. They throw ’em out if they have the name Trump on them.
REPORTER: There were no names on them
TRUMP: Well, they still found them in a river. pic.twitter.com/SdYehARk5k
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 24, 2020