As the mainstream media banded together on Saturday to declare former Vice President Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election, speculation was rampant that President Donald Trump would refuse to give up the keys to the White House.
However, Fox News’s chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports that his sources say if Trump doesn’t see a clear path to victory as the legal battles in swing states wrap up, he will “graciously concede.”
According to a report from the Washington Examiner, Roberts said his sources told him if Trump “does not see a path to continuing in as the president of the United States, he will graciously concede and work on a peaceful and appropriate transfer of power. Those were the words that were given to me.”
What is Trump doing now?
Roberts went into detail about the president’s activities in the days after the election, as his legal team continues to fight to uncover what the Trump administration has suggested is widespread voter and ballot fraud.
They’ll “spend a period of time challenging what has gone on here in the last few days to ensure that there is transparency in terms of counting the votes,” Roberts said.
The Fox News correspondent also said that in addition to the numerous lawsuits that have already been filed, Trump’s team will announce a new series of lawsuits on Monday in which they hope to prove there was a “lack of transparency” in the process, presumably in battleground states like Pennsylvania.
Many of Trump’s closest members of his inner-circle, including some family members, have continued to push the president to hold his ground while his hundreds of attorneys continue to make the case across a number of states that due to fraud, a clear victory was essentially stolen.
As of this writing, aside from a ruling by a conservative member of the U.S. Supreme Court ordering Pennsylvania to separate ballots received after the deadline on election day, there have been no significant legal victories that would increase Trump’s chances of declaring victory.
Biden campaign ready to take over
Roberts’ report that the president would concede once his legal options are exhausted comes on the heels of an aggressive statement from the Biden campaign, implying that government agents would escort Trump from the White House if need be.
According to Business Insider, Biden campaign adviser Andrew Bates issued the threat, presumably based on earlier media-fueled speculation that no matter the outcome, Trump would make a play at holding the White House.
“As we said on July 19th, the American people will decide this election. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House,” Bates wrote in a statement.
It’s too early to predict exactly how this tumultuous election season winds down, but America could be in store for quite the political fireworks display over the next few months.