Addressing supporters in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Trump raised the prospect of losing to Biden—telling supporters he would not know what to do in such a situation.
“If I lose to him, I don’t know what I’m gonna do,” he said. “I will never speak to you again, you’ll never see me again.”
Following this, Biden shared the clip of this quote and said: “I’m Joe Biden and I approve this message.”
Newsweek has contacted the Biden and Trump campaigns for further comment on the remarks.
The comments and Biden’s response were also welcomed by many on social media, with anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project responding “oh hell yea” to the Democrat’s tweet.
The comments come as each candidate looks to leverage social media to target the other. Trump, for example, last week shared a doctored video which made it appear Biden played NWA’s “F*** Tha Police” on stage at a campaign event.
The back and forth between the pair comes as Biden continues to hold a lead in national polling.
The Democrat is 6.6 points ahead on average according to FiveThirtyEight’s tracker, while Real Clear Politics’ has him leading by 6.2 points.
Polling has tightened in recent weeks, though necessarily to the extent or in the ways Trump needs for the numbers to indicate a victory for him.
With him behind in national polling, which would suggest a loss in the popular vote, there is a further focus on battleground states which could dictate the Electoral College outcome.
Biden leads in most of these, however some polling has shown his advantages to be in the margin of error of the polls measuring them.
While Trump has made these latest comments on what he will do if he loses, there have been questions over where he will accept the election result.
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The president has long suggested that voter fraud could be rampant if there is widespread mail-in voting, despite a lack of evidence that such fraud has been prominent when mail-in ballots have been used in previous votes.
Earlier this year, he declined to say whether he would accept the election result when asked directly in a Fox News Sunday interview.
Asked about this, he said: “I have to see.”
At the time, he suggested polls indicating he was losing were “fake polls.”
“First of all, I’m not losing, because those are fake polls. They were fake in 2016 and now they’re even more fake,” he said.
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