accused of ‘advocating civil war’ after REFUSING peaceful transfer of ...

FEARS of serious political violence in the United States around a contested election increased after Donald refused to commit to a "peaceful transfer of power".

PUBLISHED: 03:41, Thu, Sep 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 03:41, Thu, Sep 24, 2020

The president made the incendiary remarks during a press conference at the White House. Addressing MrTrump a reporter asked: “Will you commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the election?”

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He replied: “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens.”

In response the journalist, Brian J. Karem, accused the president of “advocating civil war” on Twitter.

Mr Karem, the White House correspondent from Playboy, tweeted: “This is the most frightening answer I have ever received to any question I have ever asked.

“I’ve interviewed convicted killers with more empathy.

Trump“Will you commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the election?” (Image: GETTY)

Trump“This is the most frightening answer I have ever received to any question I have ever asked" (Image: GETTY)

“Donald is advocating civil war.”

Mr has repeatedly alleged, without providing evidence, that the presidential election could be rigged by his Democratic rivals using mail-in ballots.

During the press conference the president also indicated he wants his new Supreme Court nominee in place ahead of the election in case of a contested vote.

President said: “I think it’s better if you go before the election because I think this scam the Democrats are pulling, it’s a scam, this scam will be before the United States Supreme Court.”

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