Biden says Trump 'will step down' if he loses election


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  • Thursday, 01 Oct 2020

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden makes remarks as he prepares to board an Amtrak train to begin a campaign train tour in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

ALLIANCE, Ohio (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday said the American people would not stand by if President Donald Trump loses the election and refuses to step down, one day after the Trump again refused to say whether he would accepts the results of the Nov. 3 election.

"The president will step down. The American people will not stand for it. No agency would stand for that happening," Biden, said at a campaign stop in Ohio. He also denounced a right wing group that Trump declined to condemn in Tuesday night's debate, saying: "My message to the Proud Boys and every other white supremacist group is: cease and desist."

"The American people will decide who the next president is. Period," Biden added.

(Reporting by Jarrett Renshaw; Additional reporting by Scott Malone; writing by Susan Heavey, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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