NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Latest on the Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local):
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he isn't worried about the prospect of President Donald Trump refusing to leave his post if he’s defeated in November.
“I have no worry about him being escorted out of the White House,” Biden said on a CNN town hall Wednesday in Charleston.
The former vice president smiled a bit at the voter's question about Trump but also lamented that such a thought “could be taken seriously” in the United States.
Biden addressed Trump directly, with the assumption that the president is watching. “Mr. President, we have a democratic process. When the voters speak, they are heard, and they have to be responded to,” he said. “Now, if you’re worried about someone interfering in our election, why don’t you do something about it?"
Biden is looking to Saturday’s South Carolina primary for his first victory of the 2020 nominating fight. Bernie Sanders has led voting in the first three contests and is hoping for an upset that would amount to a knockout blow. Biden believes a victory could squash the campaigns of other moderates and serve as a springboard into Super Tuesday on March 3, when more than a third of convention delegates up for grabs.