President Donald Trump is being ridiculed on social media after insisting that he would withdraw from public life should he lose the 2020 presidential election to Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
“If I lose to him, I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Trump said at a campaign rally North Carolina on Saturday. “I will never speak to you again, you’ll never see me,” he vowed.
Trump’s remarks stoke fears he may try to hold onto power regardless of the will of the voters.
Here’s some of what people were saying:
Trump: If I lose to him… you will never see me again pic.twitter.com/Oye1s8tFrP
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 20, 2020
IS THAT A PROMISE? asking for 65 million friends
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) September 20, 2020
"Trump In Prison: The Live Feeds" would get tremendous TV Ratings!
— Trumpy Trumpy (parody) (@outofcontroljb) September 20, 2020
That is generally the idea, Donald…you know, when someone commits conspiracy against the United States, espionage, perjury, RICO, treason, etc. We lock them up and throw away the key.
— Jen Hansen 🏳️🌈 (@jenhansen31) September 20, 2020
No, his trial will be televised.
— JRehling (@JRehling) September 20, 2020
He’ll be in Russia sipping vodka with Putin. I’d much prefer him being in prison meeting his new soul mate and living out the end of his days.
— JC Dawg Pound (@Jaihkc) September 20, 2020
We'll see him again at his trial for rape, or the one for fraud, or tax evasion, or campaign finance violations, maybe the ones for money laundering. We'll see him again.
— George Worthylake (@GWorthylake) September 20, 2020
If Biden wins, Trump is going to be tweeting 26 hours a day. It's going to be an incredible shit show.
— allan wood (@allanjameswood) September 20, 2020
— Amish PornStar™ (@AmishPornStar1) September 20, 2020
Is he sniffing the water for a pardon?
— cryborg (@cryborg) September 20, 2020
He's going to run out of the country to avoid jail. They need to keep a close eye on him pic.twitter.com/PdRjcgqy8Q
— Zack M (@ZackMack9911) September 20, 2020
I'm already going to vote the SECOND my State opens for voting… I don't think I can get there any faster, but after this, I WILL try.
— Stobie Piel (@StobiePiel) September 20, 2020