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Biden ‘convinced’ US military would intervene if Trump refused to leave White House

Westlake Legal Group biden-convinced-us-military-would-intervene-if-trump-refused-to-leave-white-house Biden ‘convinced’ US military would intervene if Trump refused to leave White House fox-news/us/military fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/entertainment/tv fox-news/entertainment/politics-on-late-night fox-news/entertainment/genres/comedy fox news fnc/entertainment fnc ff2f0ce6-1bf5-5f3d-a947-2b625f2b569a Dom Calicchio article
Westlake Legal Group Trump-Biden_AP Biden ‘convinced’ US military would intervene if Trump refused to leave White House fox-news/us/military fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/entertainment/tv fox-news/entertainment/politics-on-late-night fox-news/entertainment/genres/comedy fox news fnc/entertainment fnc ff2f0ce6-1bf5-5f3d-a947-2b625f2b569a Dom Calicchio article

Joe Biden used an appearance on a late-night comedy show Wednesday to address a popular topic of speculation among Democrats: Would President Trump peacefully give up power if he loses November’s election?

If Trump doesn’t, Biden told host Trevor Noah of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” then he’s “absolutely convinced” the U.S. military would step in to assure a transition to a new president.

“I promise you,” Biden told Noah, “I am absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch.”

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“I promise you, I am absolutely convinced they will escort [Trump] from the White House with great dispatch.”

— Joe Biden

Biden’s confidence may have been bolstered in recent days by the number of military figures who’ve spoken out publicly against the president since peaceful protesters were forcefully removed from the Lafayette Square area near the White House to clear a path so Trump and his entourage could safely walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church on 16th Street, which was partially damaged in unrest over the death of George Floyd.

Trump has also proposed the idea of deploying U.S. military personnel to quell riots around the nation.

The president’s military critics have included former Defense Secretary James Mattis, retired four-star Marine Corps Gen. John Allen and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

In addition, there have been “so many rank-and-file military personnel saying, ‘Whoa, we’re not a military state. This is not who we are,’” Biden told Noah.

Meanwhile, 55 retired military leaders signed a letter last week in support of a Biden presidency, The Associated Press reported.

Trump has dismissed the military criticism, referring to Mattis in a Twitter message as “the world’s most overrated General.”

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The president also has frequently had fun with the Democrats’ worries about whether he would leave office, often joking about serving multiple terms beyond the two allowed under the Constitution’s 22nd Amendment, which was ratified in 1951 in reaction to Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt being elected to four terms. (Roosevelt died in 1945 before he could complete his fourth term.)

“Maybe if we really like it a lot — and if things keep going like they’re going — we’ll go and we’ll do what we have to do,” Trump cracked during a rally in Pennsylvania in May 2019. “We’ll do a three and a four and a five.”

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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