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

Presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegReuters poll finds Sanders cutting Biden national lead to single digits Biden says he'll adopt plans from Sanders, Warren Buttigieg guest-hosts for Jimmy Kimmel: 'I've got nothing else going on' MORE says if President TrumpDonald John TrumpHealth insurers Cigna, Humana waive out-of-pocket costs for coronavirus treatment Puerto Rico needs more federal help to combat COVID-19 Fauci says April 30 extension is 'a wise and prudent decision' 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) MaherRush, Trish and left-leaning media: Is it opinion or news reporting? Colbert celebrates lack of audience as late night shows suspend production for coronavirus Bill Maher defends Chris Matthews, mocks harassment claim 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 SandersCoronavirus makes the campaign season treacherous for Joe Biden Biden could be picking the next president: VP choice more important than ever Democrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus MORE (I-Vt.).

The Nevada caucuses take place Saturday.