Donald Trump Reveals Mike Pence's Best Answer During VP Debate

President Donald Trump said Mike Pence's best answer during this week's vice presidential debate was his evasive response to the question of what he would do should his boss refuse to commit to a peaceful transfer of power in the event Joe Biden wins the 2020 election.

Trump praised Pence's dodging of the question at Wednesday's head-to-head in Utah as he appeared on Fox News on Thursday to discuss his health. He tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

Speaking to the Hannity show last night, Trump said: "And then they talk about we want a peaceful transition of power. Peaceful transition. Mike Pence's best answer was that answer last night.

"Peaceful transition? Look what they did. They spent three and a half years trying to terminate a president."

Vice President Mike Pence
Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a rally at the Boulder City Airport on October 8, 2020 in Boulder City, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Appearing at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City earlier this week, Pence was asked by debate moderator Susan Page what he would personally do in the event that President Trump refused to accept a peaceful transfer of power after November 3.

"Well Susan, first and foremost I think we're going to win this election," Pence said. He later added: "I have every confidence that the same Americans who delivered that historic victory in 2016. They see this president's record... and I think that movement of Americans has only grown stronger over the past four years."

He then told Senator Harris that her party had spent three years trying to "overturn" the results of the 2016 election, and accused the FBI of spying on the Trump campaign under the Obama administration.

The vice president also pointed out that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had called on Biden not to concede to Trump under any circumstances earlier this year.

"We have a free and fair election, we know we're going to have confidence in it and I believe with all my heart that President Donald Trump's going to be re-elected for four more years," Pence concluded.

When asked what she would do in the event that Trump refused to peacefully concede power to a Biden administration, Harris said the campaign would not allow the president to "subvert democracy" after election day.

President Trump has repeatedly refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the presidential election in less than a month's time.

Speaking at a press briefing at the end of September, he said: "Well, we're going to have to see what happens. You know that. I've been complaining very strongly about the ballots. And the ballots are a disaster."