Hillary Clinton: 'We have to be ready for the possibility' Trump won't leave office

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntercept DC bureau chief says Biden picks are 'same people' from Obama years The Hill's 12:30 Report - Third vaccine candidate with 90% efficacy Biden won — so why did Trump's popularity hit its highest point ever? MORE warned that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race MORE could refuse to leave office if he loses in November, with the 2016 Democratic nominee saying in an interview that aired late Monday that "we have to be ready for that possibility." 

“I think it is a fair point to raise as to whether or not, if he loses, he’s going to go quietly or not," Clinton said on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor NoahTrevor NoahBill Gates: 'I feel very confident' COVID-19 vaccine is safe 'Daily Show' to broadcast live on election night Beyoncé says she's helping provide aid to Nigerian protesters MORE." "And we have to be ready for that."

The former secretary of State also said Trump would blame fraudulent mail-in votes to justify staying in office.


“There have been so many academic studies and other analyses, which point out that it’s just an inaccurate, fraudulent claim,” Clinton said.

“There isn’t that problem. All the games that are played … to try and keep the vote down — that’s the real danger to the integrity of our election, that combined with disinformation and misinformation and all the online shenanigans we saw in 2016,” she added.

Trump has argued on several occasions that mail-in voting will result in corruption.

“Absentee Ballots are fine. A person has to go through a process to get and use them,” the president said in a  tweet late last month to his more than 83 million followers. “Mail-In Voting, on the other hand, will lead to the most corrupt Election is USA history. Bad things happen with Mail-Ins. Just look at Special Election in Patterson, N.J. 19% of Ballots a FRAUD!”

In the Paterson, N.J. city council election in May, 3,190 mail-in ballots, or approximately 19 percent of the tally, were thrown out.

Clinton, recently penned a bestselling book titled "What Happened," which documented what she believed were a myriad of reasons for her stunning loss nearly four years ago to Trump.

The president currently trails presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Biden says staff has spoken with Fauci: 'He's been very, very helpful' MORE by 9 points in the RealClearPolitics index of polls.