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

Presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegAirlines warn of 'catastrophic' crisis when new 5G service is deployed Buttigieg says parenthood 'lights a fire' The Memo: 2024 chatter reveals Democratic nervousness MORE says if President TrumpDonald TrumpSanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown Laura Ingraham 'not saying' if she'd support Trump in 2024 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Djokovic may not compete in French Open over vaccine requirement 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) MaherBiden to appear on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on Friday Right wing's new-found love for satire and the 'It is only a joke" defense Juan Williams: Biden and Manchin are 2021's most influential politicians 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 SandersSanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown Hispanic Caucus lawmaker won't attend meeting with VP Harris's new aide The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat MORE (I-Vt.).

The Nevada caucuses take place Saturday.