While unleashing a barrage of misinformation and falsehoods about mail-in voting, Trump failed to affirm the one thing he was asked about it: whether he would encourage his supporters to be peaceful if election results are unclear.
"I'm encouraging my supporters to go into the polls and watch very carefully," Trump said when asked what he would tell his followers in a post-Election Day world.
After issuing his usual falsehoods about widespread fraudulent voting — albeit in front of a newly massive audience and without an ounce of fact-checking from the moderator — Trump declared he wouldn't support a result under certain circumstances.
"If I see tens of thousands of ballots being manipulated, I can't go along with that," Trump said.
It was an answer that will do little to calm fears of post-election chaos.
Remember: Just last week, Trump said he's not sure November's election will be "honest" because of the use of unsolicited ballots, extending his baseless assertion that widespread mail-in voting is rife with fraud and again casting doubt on if he will accept the results of the election.
For his part last night, Biden insisted that if Americans vote in large numbers — presumably for him — a contested election could be prevented.
CNN fact checks Trump's voter fraud claims: