25 Sep 2020

Trump refuses to guarantee peaceful transfer of power.

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 25 September 2020

United States president Donald Trump has refused to guarantee a peaceful transfer of power if he loses to Joe Biden in November's presidential election.

Trump has indicated he won't concede defeat if beaten, once again questioning the legitimacy of mail-in ballots.

In a contentious day for Trump, even by his standards, he also said the White House could overrule the US Food and Drug Administration if the agency were to release tougher standards around the release of a Covid-19 vaccine.

US correspondent Simon Marks speaks to Susie Ferguson.