Donald Trump has suggested he will not accept the result of November’s US presidential election if he loses to Joe Biden.
Speaking to Fox News Sunday, the president once again falsely claimed mail-in voting “is going to rig the election”.
When pressed by host Chris Wallace if this meant he would not accept the result, he said: “No. I have to see.”
Asked again what this meant, he said: “No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either.”
Trump has repeatedly railed against mail-in voting which has been proposed by Democrats as one of the methods that could be used to safely conduct the election during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Last month the president claimed without evidence that it would allow “foreign countries” to print mail-in ballots and rig the election. Election officials have described such a plot as “preposterous”
Earlier in the interview Trump was asked about the possibility of losing.
“I’m not a good loser. I don’t like to lose,” he said. “I don’t lose too often. I don’t like to lose.”
During the same interview, Trump also said he found a cognitive test which requires the identification of common animals and sums such as subtracting seven from 100 was “very hard”.
He also repeated his claim that coronavirus will “disappear”, saying: “I’ll be right eventually. I will be right eventually.
“You know I said, ‘It’s going to disappear.’ I’ll say it again.”
The United States recorded a total of at least 70,674 new Covid-19 infections on Friday after climbing by a record 77,499 a day earlier, the largest increase posted by any country since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally.
US deaths on Friday rose by at least 912, the fourth day in a row that fatalities have exceeded 900 a day.
The country has been averaging about 60,000 cases a day in July with cases rising in 41 states on Friday.
Texas and Arkansas reported a record number of deaths on Friday, while Kansas, Ohio, North Dakota and Puerto Rico reported record numbers of infections.
Trump has urged a return to normal, stressing the importance of reigniting the economy.