US President Donald Trump has refrained from pledging a peaceful transition of power if he loses the November 3 election to Democratic rival Joe Biden, prompting condemnation from the Democratic camp and even the Republicans.
“We must see what will happen,” Trump said at a White House press conference, in response to a journalist who asked him whether he pledges to abide by the most basic rules of democracy in the United States, which is the peaceful transfer of power when the president changes.
Biden was quick to comment on Trump’s comments, saying, “Where do we live?” “He says the most irrational things. I don’t know what to say,” he added.
Republican Senator Mitt Romney went further, saying that expressing any hesitation about implementing what the constitution guarantees was “unreasonable and unacceptable.”
“Peaceful transfer of power is fundamental to democracy, without that we would be more like Belarus,” he wrote in a tweet.
The president has repeatedly sought to question the legitimacy of the election due to his concerns about the mail vote that Democrats had encouraged during the coronavirus pandemic.
And in 2016, when Trump ran for the presidency for the first time, he pledged to accept the election results if they were clear, and if he came out as a winner.
People of dark skin
For his part, the Democratic candidate in the US presidential election, Joe Biden, said, on Wednesday, that the turnout of black voters to vote is necessary for his victory in the elections scheduled for November.
This came in statements made by the Democratic candidate during his participation in an economic summit for blacks in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Biden referred to the severe impact of the Corona virus pandemic on people of black skin in particular, and said that these people will achieve equality only when they are in a position to reap wealth, and that voting is the starting point.
Biden has pledged to boost black home ownership and push for policies to help African-American workers and the companies that blacks own.
Biden targeted North Carolina, which President Donald Trump won by 4 percentage points in the 2016 election, as the Democratic candidate hopes to retake this state in the next election.
Also in the electoral context; US President Donald Trump has said that what he described as the extreme left in the United States is using social media to his advantage.
Trump added that these platforms no longer accept the conservative American views at a time when they allow the spiritual leader of Iran to freely spread what he described as hatred and anti-Semitism, including the death threat, as he put it.
Meanwhile, a poll conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News showed that the Republican and Democratic candidates for the US presidential elections achieved close results in Florida and Arizona, which President Trump won in 2016.
In Florida, Trump won 51% of the most likely voter support, while his rival, Joe Biden, scored 47% in the same category. As for registered voters in Florida, Biden won the support of 48%, compared to 47% for Trump at the same class.
In Arizona, Trump won 49% of the most likely vote, compared to 48% for Biden, while Biden won the support of 49% of registered voters in Arizona, compared to 47% for Trump of registered voters.