Previous Vice President Al Gore stated Tuesday in a virtual interview with Reuters that “it doesn’t matter” whether President Donald Trump accepts an election defeat, specifying that the U.S. military will “respond to the command” of the next president come Inauguration Day.
A records is as follows:
STEPHEN ADLER: Do you think if President Trump loses in November, he will concede essentially in the exact same spirit you conceded?
AL GORE: I do not know, but it is very important to state that it’s actually not up to him. I hear people saying, “Well, would he accept that decision?” Well, it does not matter due to the fact that it’s not up to him. Since at midday on January 20 th, if a brand-new president is chosen– I hope Joe Biden is elected– and if that is the case, the police, the Secret Service, the military, all of the executive branch officers, will react to the command and the direction of the brand-new president. It will no matter if Donald Trump accepts it, personally or not.
I’m hoping that it will be a definitive success, but I don’t desire to get ahead of myself, due to the fact that like a great deal of individuals in my political party, I felt sort of positive 4 years earlier, and all of us saw what took place. Therefore, I don’t believe any person who is a partisan for Biden or [Kamala] Harris are going to be relaxing or drifting just due to the fact that they have a lead in the surveys today.