US ELECTION | Trump Says He Will Leave White House If Biden Wins Electoral College Vote

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President – elect Jon Biden, the closest he has come to conceding the Nov.3 election, even as he repeated his unfounded his unfounded claims of massive voter fraud.

Speaking to reporters on the Thanksgiving holiday, Republican Trump said if Democrat Biden – who is due to be sworn in on Jan.20 – is certified the election winner by the Electoral College, he will depart the White House.

But Trump said it would be hard for him to concede under the current circumstances and declined to say whether he would attend Biden’s inauguration.

‘This election was a fraud’, Trump insisted in sometimes rambling discourse at the White House, while continuing to offer no concrete evidence of widespread voting irregularities.

Biden won the election with 306 Electoral College votes – many more than the 270 required – to Trump’s 232, and the electors are scheduled to meet on Dec.14 to formalize the outcome. Biden also leads Trump by more than 6 million in the popular vote tally.

Trump has so far refused to fully acknowledge his defeat, though last week – with mounting pressure from his own Republican ranks – he agreed to let Biden’s transition process officially proceed.

Asked if he would leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Biden, Trump said: ‘Certainly I will. Certainly I will. And you know that’.

‘But I think that there will be a lot of things happening between now and the 20th of January. A lot of things’, he said. ‘Massive fraud has been found. We’re like a third world country’.

Desperate efforts by Trump and his aids to overturn results in key states, either by lawsuits or by pressuring state legislators, have failed, and he is running out of options.

In the Unites States, a candidate becomes president by securing the most ‘electoral’ votes rather than by winning a majority of the national popular votes. Electors, allotted to  the 50 states and the District of Columbia largely based on their population, are party loyalists who pledge to support the candidate who won the popular vote in their state.

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The tail of a Gulf Air passenger aircraft was hit by another plane at Dubai International Airport on Thursday, Bahrain’s state news agency BNA reported, in what a Dubai Airports spokesperson described as a minor incident. UAE General Civil Aviation Authority said on Thursday in a statement, ‘This morning a minor collision occured between two … More Two Gulf Aircraft Involved in ‘Minor Incident’ At Dubai Airport

France’s Macron To Hold Cabinet Meeting On Pegasus Spyware Case

French President Emmanuel Macron will hold a special cabinet meeting on Thursday morning to discuss investigations into the Pegasus spyware case, gorvernment spokesperson Gabriel Attal said. Attal said progress was being made in the investigations after Amnesty International and a group of international media organisations said spyware made and licensed by a company based in … More France’s Macron To Hold Cabinet Meeting On Pegasus Spyware Case

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All Saudi Arabian citizens will be required to have had two COVID-19 vaccine doses before traveling outside the Kingdom from August 9, the Kingdom’s interior ministry announced on Monday. The new requirement will not be applied to children under the age of 12 provided that their travel insurance policy covers expenses relating to COVID-19 and … More Saudi Arabia To Require All Citizens To Be Fully Vaccinated Before Traveling By Aug 9

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Key producers of OPEC+ countries have reached a preliminary deal on gradualy oil output until December and extension of their pact until end of 2022, an OPEC+ source told Reuters on Sunday. OPEC+ hold an online meeting later on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Directs 1 Million COVID – 19 Vaccine Doses For Tunisia

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Saudi Crown Prince, Tunisian President Discuss Boosting Relations

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received on Friday a telephone call from Tunisian President Kais Saied. Talks focused bilateral relations and ways of bolstering them in all fields. They also discussed issues of joint interest.

238 Quarantine Violators Arrested In Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

Authorities in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province have arrested 238 people for breaching isolation and quarantine rules after contracting the coronavirus disease. The region’s police spokesman, Lt.Col. Mohammed bin Shar Al – Shehri, said security organizations monitoring preventive measures had also held other people for violating mandatory quarantine imposed on them when entering the Kingdom. Preliminary … More 238 Quarantine Violators Arrested In Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

Saudi Arabia Launches First – Ever Space Science Scholarship Program To 30 Universities

Saudi Arabia has launched its first – ever scholarship program to sent students who want to study space sciences to renowned universities around the world, the Kingdom’s Space Commission announced on Wednesday. Saudi Arabian male and female students will have the opportunity to study space science is one of the top 30 global universities and … More Saudi Arabia Launches First – Ever Space Science Scholarship Program To 30 Universities

Airline Body IATA To Open Saudi Office But Denies It Will Be Regional HQ

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday that global airlines industry body IATA had agreed to open a regional headquarters in Riyadh but the industry’s main trade association denied it woul be a regional base in the latest evidence of sensitivities over the status of foreign business representation in the kingdom. The General Authority of Civil Aviation … More Airline Body IATA To Open Saudi Office But Denies It Will Be Regional HQ

Saudi Arabia To Become Regional Hub For COVID-19 Vaccine, Supplies: KSRelief Chief

Saudi Arabia is ‘uniquely equipped and ready’ to become the regional hub for the production of coronavirus vaccines, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) supervisor general Abdullah al – Rabeeah said on Wednesday. ‘Saudi Arabia strongly encourages regionalization of pertinent industries – particularly in the Middle East, Africa and Asia’, SPA quoted … More Saudi Arabia To Become Regional Hub For COVID-19 Vaccine, Supplies: KSRelief Chief

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