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White House says Trump will accept results of November election

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks to reporters during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will accept the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election, the White House said on Thursday, a day after the Republican president drew criticism for refusing to commit to accepting those results.

“The president will accept the results of a free and fair election,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said at a news briefing when pressed on Trump’s comments on Wednesday, which prompted fellow Republicans in Congress to convey support for a peaceful transition of power.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chris Reese

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