Kamala Becoming President Would be Terrible for US, Women: Trump

Trump had said that if Biden wins, he would not be in office “for very long”.

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Several international polls link the decline in confidence in American leadership to Trump’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic, both nationally and internationally.

As Election Day kicked off in the United States on Tuesday, 3 November, President Donald Trump said that if Biden wins the election, Kamala Harris will take over, which consequentially would be a “terrible thing for women”, reported The Sun.

According to PTI, Trump said:

“If she became the first woman president, I think it would be a terrible thing for our country. I think it would be a terrible thing for women.”   
Trump, according to PTI   

According to The Sun, Trump had said that if Biden wins, he would not be in office “for very long”, and had gone on to slam his Vice President candidate (Harris).

"He's got a vice president who's further left than Bernie Sanders, who is not a particularly good person,” Trump said, according to The Sun.

According to PTI, Trump had also said, in response to a question: “I look forward to the first woman president.”

“But I wouldn’t look forward to her being that person. I think it would be a very bad thing. I think you’d have a country that would become a socialist country, if they pack the courts, that would be a terrible thing.”   
President Trump

‘Solid Chance of Winning’

Trump had, on Tuesday, also said that he will declare victory "only when there's victory".

Asked at what point will he declare victory, amid speculation that he might prematurely do so if the early numbers favour him, Trump had told Fox News, "If there's victory, I think we'll have victory. I think we'll have victory, but only when there's victory. There's no reason to play games."

The US President, in the phone interview, went on to say that there's a "very solid chance" of his winning.

"I look at it as being a very solid chance at winning. I don't know what the chances are. I don't know how they rate the chances. But I think we have a very solid chance of winning. A lot of it has to do with the tremendous crowd size... It hasn't taken place ever in history, in the history of our country, what we've done in terms of crowd size," he said.

Calling rallies the ultimate poll, Trump added, “There’s so much love in those rallies. Nobody’s seen anything like it.”

He had further said he was expecting to win "very big" in crucial states such as Florida, Arizona and Texas.

An Uncertain Election

However, multiple opinion polls had shown Trump's Democratic rival, Joe Biden, holding a lead over the former, especially in the key swing states. Even on the eve of the election, with 96 million people having voted already, a national Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll had showed Biden with an outright majority among likely voters, with 52 percent saying they would back Biden, while Trump lagged behind with 44 percent.

The election in the US this time have been fraught with uncertainties, coming as it does, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns have been raised over whether Trump will relinquish office or not (if he were to lose), and there's also a big question over when the results will actually be known.

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