Donald Trump said “Maybe I’ll have to leave the country” if he were to lose the election against Joe Biden.
Donald Trump has given people countless reasons as to why they should vote against him in this upcoming election. From his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic to recently halting stimulus relief negotiations until the election is over, Trump has shown that he’s incapable of being an efficient president. But, if you needed yet another incentive as to why you shouldn’t vote for him, well here’s one — he may leave the country if he loses.
During a rally in Macon, Georgia, on Friday night, Trump spoke on his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, and the possibility of losing to him.
“You know what? Running against the worst candidate in the history of American politics puts pressure on me,” he said, according to Rolling Stone. “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. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country, I don’t know.”
Sure, the sentiment was expressed jokingly, but considering just how narcisstic he is, there is the possibility that Trump would leave the country if he lost the election because he’s unable to handle the embarassment. But the sentiment also speaks to the possible criminal charges Trump could face if Biden wins. Expert prosecutors, defense attorneys, and legal scholars believe there is good reason to think Trump will face criminal charges once he leaves office, with the charges ranging from him committing obstruction of justice and lying to investigators to conspiring with Russian intelligence to commit an offense against the United States, as the Intelligencer reported.
According to a recent poll from NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist, Biden leads Trump 54% to 43% among likely voters, so maybe Trump should start planning his leave while he still can.