Bernie Sanders: ‘There are Plans to Make Sure Trump is Evicted from Office’
Socialist senator outlines scenario on president refusing to leave White House
Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) claimed there are several plans to make sure President Trump is evicted from the White House next month if he loses to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
But Sanders refused to elaborate on the details.
Sanders touched on the rampant wealth inequality, climate change, systemic racism, and “a whole host of problems,” before discussing the plans to remove Trump if he refuses to concede an electoral loss.
“There are things that we have to do now to make sure that Biden wins and if Trump attempts to stay in office after losing, there will be a number of plans out there to make sure that he is evicted from office,” Sanders said during an interview on Real Time with Bill Maher.
Sanders said in April while addressing a similar scenario, he would “mobilize the American people in a way that they’ve never been mobilized before.”
Maher asked Sanders to specify the plans.
“Well, you haven’t heard it because it’s never happened before in American history, so you are asking for a plan to do something that no one has ever had to do before,” Sanders responded.
After being pressed further, Sanders said the first goal was to defeat Trump “badly,” and if he refuses to leave, “then we got plan number two, and it’s a little bit premature to talk about it.”
Though Sanders remained silent on the issue, Democrats have said that even a “clear Trump win” is deemed illegitimate and likely a result of “foreign interference and voter suppression.”
In June, Biden said if Trump loses the election in November and refuses to leave the White House, he expects the military to remove him.
The Democratic presidential nominee told The Daily Show host Trevor Noah that Trump is "going to try and steal this election."
Biden cited Trump's claim that mail-in ballots lead to voter fraud, something the Democrats have been fiercely pushing citing health concerns from physical voting because of the coronavirus.
Biden also noted "so many rank-and-file military personnel saying, 'Whoa, we're not a military state. This is not who we are.'"
Biden then said:
"I promise you: I am absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch."