US President Donald Trump said Friday at an outdoor rally in Newport News, Virginia, that he would welcome a smooth transition of power in case of losing November's election, a couple of days after refusing to commit to a peaceful transition at a press conference in the White House.
«I want a smooth, beautiful transition,» the President told the crowd, «but it's got to be an honest vote». He also added that the mail-in ballots in the election is «a disaster waiting to happen.»
Trump went on to say to a cheering crowd that he will announce his Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday at 21:00 GMT.
«Because it sets the tone of the country for the next forty years, fifty years, I mean a long time, so we are going to be announcing somebody great,» he said, before quickly turning to praise the official presidential airplane: «I just watched the great thing about Air Force One there are more televisions on that plane than any plane.»