President Trump confirmed Thursday that he would leave office if the Electoral College voted for Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
"Certainly I will, and you know that," Trump said when asked during a teleconference if he would vacate the office peacefully. "But I think that there will be a lot of things happening between now and the 20th of January, a lot of things."
Trump vowed that he would continue to pursue legal action in his fight to prove election fraud, and called the College electing Biden a "mistake."
"Well, if they do, they made a mistake, because this election was a fraud, just so you understand," said Trump.
He then cited one of his campaign's arguments that Biden's ballot numbers far exceeded former President Barack Obama's historic totals in swing states while losing in places like Ohio and Florida that have historically been needed to unseat an incumbent president
"I think you're dealing with a very fraudulent system. I'm very worried about that," said Trump. "People are very disappointed that we were robbed."
He also added that it would be "a very difficult thing to concede."
During the press conference, which followed the president's annual Thanksgiving address to military members around the world, the president also expressed anger at reporters' continued questions on whether they would leave office peacefully.
"Don't talk to me that way. You're just a lightweight," said Trump to Reuters reporter Jeff Mason. "I'm the president of the United States. Don't ever talk to the president that way."