Joe Biden’s campaign warned Friday that President Donald Trump could be escorted from the White House if he refuses to admit defeat in America’s razor-sharp election.
Democratic challenger Biden is advancing towards the presidency after moving forward in key states of Pennsylvania and Georgia.
But Trump has made it clear that he is unwilling to admit by making unfounded allegations of election fraud and falsely claiming he was betrayed of the relationship.
“As we said on July 19th, this election will be decided by the American people. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting intruders from the White House,” said Andrew Bates, spokesman for the Biden campaign.
In a July interview with Fox News, Trump refused to accept the election results and a peaceful transfer of power if he lost.
With tens of thousands of votes, many of them from highly democratic areas, Biden opened a 9,000-vote lead over the Pennsylvanian Republican, as the real-time state election results showed.
Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes would be enough to get 77-year-old Biden above the magic number of 270 votes in the electoral college that determines the presidency.
Biden has also taken a razor-thin leadership in Georgia, a state that was once considered to be reliably Republican, and announced on Friday that it would count the votes again.
There was not a word of Biden’s movements on Friday until late in the morning.
He last spoke on Thursday afternoon when he told reporters in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, that he had “no doubt” that he would be declared the winner.
As his victory became more and more likely, US intelligence increased its protective bubble around the former vice president, the Washington Post reported on Friday.