Donald Trump for the first time on Saturday said he would have been OK if he lost the 2020 election fairly as he spoke for nearly two hours to thousands of supporters at an election integrity event in Phoenix.
‘I’ve got to tell you, I’ve got to say it. I’ve never said it before, but I’ve always thought it – If I lost the election, I’m OK with that. I’m OK with it. Seriously,’ the former president said.
‘If we lost the election, we lose an election,’ he continued.
‘I’ll go home. I’ll start building buildings. I’ll do something. I’ll keep myself busy. But you know what, if we lost the election – we know when we lose.’
The former president, however, said he knows that he didn’t lose and therefore wants an investigation that proves so.
‘This election was rigged,’ he claimed. ‘And they know it.’
Trump added: ‘You know when you win and when you lose’
‘If I lost this election, I could handle it pretty easily,’ he said. ‘When they steal if from you and rig it, that’s not easy and we have to fight. We have no choice. We have to fight.’
He questioned why Democrats – and some Republican defectors – don’t want an audit just to prove that they won fair and square.