Hillary Clinton has said that the United States should “be ready” for the possibility of Donald Trump refusing to leave the White House if he loses in the November election.
Clinton told The Daily Show on Monday night to Trevor Noah that she could not rule out voter repression and foreign interference in this year’s vote.
Noah asked if he could try, if he loses, to claim that the elections were illegal and that he blamed the postal vote.
Hillary Clinton spoke to Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Monday evening
Clinton said Trump’s repeated warnings about mass voting fraud, when mail-in ballots are widely used in November, have not been stopped.
“There have been so many academic studies and other analyzes that it is just an inaccurate, fraudulent claim,” she said.
Clinton said, however, that the “real danger” remained of an election manipulated to reduce voter turnout or interfere overseas.
She argued that Republicans will try to “prevent as many people as possible who think they will not vote for them,” especially young people, African-Americans, and Latin-Americans.
“Look, I want fair elections,” she said.
“If people can vote and they vote for Donald Trump for whatever reason, okay, we’ll accept it. Not happy.
“But I don’t think that will happen, because I think the more people who can actually come to the polls, by post or in person, and get their votes counted, then we will have the kind of election we should have.
“And then it will be a victory, both in the plebiscite and in the Electoral College.”
Clinton was asked about the November elections and the possibility of Trump raising fraud. She said it was “a reasonable point to consider whether he will go easy or not if he loses.”
Donald Trump, who is in the picture on Monday, shouldn’t go “calm” if he loses in November, she warned
Still divisive, Clinton is yet to campaign for this year’s suspected candidate Democrat, Joe Biden.
Noah, who returned from a two-week hiatus on July 4 on Monday, asked Clinton how she had spent her time closing.
“Because I know that if I were in your position, I would tweet for most of my time saying” I told you “and I would walk around the street looking only at people who said,” I could have been, it could be me, “” he said.
“Well, you know, I did all that before closing,” Clinton quipped.
“I mean, there is probably video.”
Clinton challenged Trump to the presidency in 2016 and is pictured during an October debate
Trump, pictured on Monday, has often expressed concern about postal voting
Clinton also attacked Trump for commuting his friend Roger Stone’s prison sentence – a decision announced by the White House on Friday evening.
“It is a continuation of the cover-up,” she said. “Because all Trump is afraid of when it comes to being his president is that we will finally see how illegitimate his victory actually was.
And how he was involved in seeking foreign aid and using it.
“And how Roger Stone was crucial to that.”
She said Stone’s commutation was another reason to vote Trump out of office in November so that the full extent of his conduct could be revealed with a new president in power.
“But you know, unless Trump is defeated in the November elections, we will never really know all there is to know about this really deep, ongoing dismantling of institutions and undermining the rule of law and the original sin of the way he won actually the elections, “she said.
“So Roger Stone was in the middle of it. And that’s why Trump had to hide it. ‘