United States President Donald Trump wondered during a rally Friday what he would do if he loses the 2020 presidential election and said in jest that if he does, he may "leave the country."
At a rally in Georgia, Trump did not mince words and went on attack mode, calling Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as a "corrupt politician."
"Could you imagine if I lose? I'm going to say, 'I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics.' Maybe I'll have to leave the country," The Week quoted the president as saying.
Trump traveled to neighboring states Georgia and Florida Friday for one last attempt to woo undecided voters. He went all-in on going after his rival, saying "Lock up the Bidens, lock up Hillary Clinton," to the delight of his cheering Macon, Georgia, supporters, HuffPost reported.
The president's comments come as his opponent continues to take the lead in the polls in the run-up to election day. It was the latest instance in which, political experts noted, Trump was openly grappling with the possibility of a defeat.
With just under three weeks to election day, Trump's poll figures continue to drop, with Biden up by 11 percentage points nationwide, 53 percent to 42 percent.
The video of the president saying he will leave the country if he loses exploded on Twitter, and the people's reactions to him as he uttered that -- mostly in glee -- started pouring in.
"Many people are saying Guantanamo is nice at this time of the year," The Wrap quoted David Reiss, M.D. as saying on Twitter.
Biden, who has conducted a low-key campaign yet has the edge in a string of polls, stayed home in Delaware with nary any public activities. He was set to campaign in North Carolina on Sunday.
Biden is gaining robust numbers from the female voters, based on CNN's Harry Enten's analysis last week. He led by around 25 points among women voters according to an average of the latest five surveys.
Despite the impressive figures, Biden and his team still need to eke out a major turnout to bag the presidency, especially given worries regarding tight voting and how the American people can react as Trump stokes dubiousness.
Trump, who just got out of the hospital after falling ill with coronavirus, looks to keep up the momentum throughout the final weeks of the campaign, hoping that his fan base will turn out in huge numbers.