PRESIDENT Donald Trump has said he may “have to leave the country” if he loses the upcoming US election to Joe Biden.

Speaking to crowds at a campaign event in Macon, Georgia yesterday, the president discussed how he would feel if he lost to the “worst candidate in the history of presidential politics”.

Biden is currently leading Trump in the national polls, but Democrats are not counting their chickens yet – Hillary Clinton, too, had a clear lead ahead of him throughout the entire 2016 campaign.

Anti-Trump campaigners reacted positively to Trump’s suggestion that he may leave the US if he loses next month’s vote, with the GOP group The Lincoln Project sharing the clip and asking: “Promise?”

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The president, whose campaign fell into disarray this month when he tested positive for coronavirus, told the rally: “I will deliver optimism, opportunity and hope, and that’s what we’re doing, and this is why we have this kind of spirit, and I hate to say it because I don’t want to insult Georgia, but it’s this way all over our country.

“I shouldn’t joke because you know what? Running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics puts pressure on me. Could you imagine if I lose? My whole life, what am I going to do? I’m going to say ‘I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics.’ I’m not going to feel so good."

“Maybe I’ll have to leave the country? I don’t know.” he added.

Later at the rally Trump mocked the social distancing measure and face coverings required at Biden’s campaign events, despite having just weeks ago been involved in a Covid-19 cluster linked to a crowded event in the White House garden.