Bernie Sanders warns that there are a 'number of plans' to make sure Trump leaves office if he loses

Bernie Sanders claims there are a ‘number of plans’ in place to make sure Trump leaves office if he loses the election…. but refuses to say what any of them are

  • Bernie Sanders appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night
  • The senator for Vermont said the U.S. must listen to Donald Trump’s words
  • Trump has for months been saying that he might not respect the election result
  • Sanders said there were ‘a number of plans’ being drawn up for that scenario
  • Sanders refused to be drawn on what those plans were 

Bernie Sanders has claimed that a ‘number of plans’ are in place in case Donald Trump loses next month’s election and refuses to leave the White House – but would not expand on what they were.

Sanders, who challenged Joe Biden for the Democrat candidacy, dropping out in April, appeared on Bill Maher’s show on Friday night.

The Vermont senator was asked about Trump’s repeated refusal to promise to accept the result of the November vote.

‘If Trump attempts to stay in office after losing, there will be a number of plans out there for make sure he is evicted from office,’ Sanders said.

Bernie Sanders appeared on Bill Maher's show on Friday night and said there were 'plans'

Bernie Sanders appeared on Bill Maher’s show on Friday night and said there were ‘plans’

Maher asked him what the plans were to force Trump from the White House

Maher asked him what the plans were to force Trump from the White House

Maher asked: ‘What?’

Sanders ignored him, and said: ‘Right now, and for the next five weeks, our job is to defeat him, and defeat him badly.’

Sanders said that ‘it was more than a wish’ to get him out. 

On Thursday night Sanders spoke at George Washington University, and warned that the country was at a perilous moment in history.

‘This is not just an election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden,’ he said. ‘This is an election between Donald Trump and democracy—and democracy must win.’

Sanders told Maher that he was shocked and saddened that he needed to spell out what was at stake. 

‘Never in a million years did I think I’d have to give a speech about what do we do if a president refuses to leave office,’ Sanders told Maher.

‘Listen to what Trump is saying. Don’t brush it off.’

Donald Trump has repeatedly refused to promise to accept the result of the election

Donald Trump has repeatedly refused to promise to accept the result of the election

Earlier on Friday evening, Trump was asked again about the possibility of losing to Biden, and insisted he didn’t ‘want to be cheated’ or ‘stupid’.

Raising once again the specter of voting fraud, he said: That’s the only way we’re gonna lose is if there’s, uh, mischief — mischief, and it’ll have to be on a big scale. So be careful. 

‘And we do want a very friendly transition. But we don’t want to be cheated, and be stupid.’

On Saturday he added: ‘This whole thing – I’ve been telling you, this whole ballot scam is going to cause a lot of problems for our country. 

‘I want to see a very peaceful transition, but it’s got to be a legal process.’

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