Donald Trump has promised to disappear if he loses November’s election to Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Trump said in a North Carolina appearance on Saturday night:
If I lose to him, I don’t know what I’m going to do – I will never speak to you again. You’ll never see me again.
President Trump: "If I lose to [Joe Biden], I don't know what I'm going to do — I will never speak to you again. You'll never see me again." pic.twitter.com/jQ2RRfHIyH
— The Hill (@thehill) September 19, 2020
Trump’s promise came amid his standard complaints and insults, following the smear that Biden was “the dumbest” member of the Senate. He lashed out that Biden “uses a teleprompter” and bragged, “You now have a President who doesn’t have to use a teleprompter, isn’t that nice?” — as he stood in front of two teleprompters.
There are literally 2 teleprompters in this shot https://t.co/orRLixRYW1
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) September 20, 2020
He also lied that, under a Biden Administration, “There’ll be no oil, there’ll be no God, there’ll be no guns.”
Trump said little of substance about the Coronavirus pandemic, repeating his standard disinformation and self-congratulation — but bizarrely giving himself and his Administration a low mark for their management of the crisis.
Trump says he would give himself "a D" for his coronavirus response for reasons he never explains. Weird. pic.twitter.com/W5iYYn4pKV
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2020
As Trump spoke, the US death toll rose to 199,259. Confirmed cases are now 6,764,970.
Biden suspended campaigning on Saturday as a mark of respect for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday from pancreatic cancer at the age of 87.
But on Twitter, the nominee highlighted Trump’s pledge:
I’m Joe Biden and I approve this message. pic.twitter.com/TuRZXPE5xK
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 20, 2020