White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany sought to clarify President Donald Trump's comments refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election. McEnany said Thursday he'll "accept the will of the American people." (Sept. 24)
- If he loses this election, can you assure us that there will be a peaceful transfer of power?
KAYLEIGH MCENANY: I believe that question asked by the Playboy Power. in fact, I think I have it right here. He was asked--
- I'm asking this question--
KAYLEIGH MCENANY: He was asked, "win, lose, or draw, whether he would accept the transfer of power?" I'm not entirely sure if he won, why he would accept a transfer of power. That is maybe the deranged wish of that reporter. But that's not how governing works.
- But I'm asking a very direct and very simple question. If the president loses this election, will this White House, will this president, assure us that there will be a peaceful transfer of power?
KAYLEIGH MCENANY: The president will accept the results of a free and fair election. But I think that your question is more fitting to be asked of Democrats, who have already been on the record saying they won't accept the results of an election.
- Are the results legitimate only if the president wins?
KAYLEIGH MCENANY: The president will accept the results of a free and fair election. He will accept the will of the American people.
- So which particular ballots is he talking about wanting to get rid of and why does he think that would help him get elected?
KAYLEIGH MCENANY: The president wants to get rid of mass mail-out voting, and that's not because-- he said clearly that that could go either way. It could damage either candidate's chances because it's a system that's subject to fraud.