Buttigieg: If Trump refuses to leave White House, he can 'do chores'

Presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDemocratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights Democrats debate Biden effort to expand map against Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems, GOP dig in on police reform ahead of House vote MORE says if President TrumpDonald John TrumpProtesters tear down statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore 'Independence Day' star Bill Pullman urges Americans to wear a 'freedom mask' in July 4 PSA Protesters burn American flag outside White House after Trump's July Fourth address MORE refuses to leave the White House after losing his reelection bid in November, he could stay and “do chores.”

At a town hall in Reno, Nev., a voter asked the former South Bend, Ind., mayor what he would do if he were president-elect and Trump called the vote a “hoax,” refusing to concede. 

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Buttigieg, who was recently presented the same question by TV host Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherCarville repeats prediction that Trump will drop out of race Juan Williams: Time for boldness from Biden Maher presses Bolton for not backing Biden: How could he 'be worse' than Trump? MORE, said he told the comedian, “It’s going to be pretty awkward when Chasten and I are moving in our furniture.”

“I mean, if he won’t leave, I guess if he’s willing to do chores we could work something out,” he said.

The former mayor then encouraged voters to mobilize, saying he wants an election win by a large enough margin so allegations of cheating are not possible.

“I think we want to set a goal of winning big enough that this election is way beyond cheating distance and that Trumpism goes into the history books, too,” Buttigieg said.

“It’s gotta be a win so big that Senate Republicans are reunited with their consciences, and only a political shockwave can do that, and that’s part of our focus,” he added.

The former mayor has had positive outcomes in the first two states of the primary season, winning Iowa with the most delegates and coming in second in New Hampshire to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Unhappy voters could deliver political shocks beyond Trump Democratic senator will introduce bill mandating social distancing on flights after flying on packed plane Neil Young opposes use of his music at Trump Mount Rushmore event: 'I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux' MORE (I-Vt.).

The Nevada caucuses take place Saturday.