Obama outrageously tells Jimmy Kimmel ‘we can send in Navy SEALs’ to drag Trump out of White House if he doesn't concede

FORMER President Barack Obama joked that in the event that President Donald Trump refuses to leave the White House, the Navy SEALs could be sent to “dig” him out.

The 44th president made the remark on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday as Trump continues to contest certain states’ votes in the courts, as he is still within his rights to do. 

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Comedian and host Jimmy Kimmel asked Obama if there were places within the White House that people can hide if they are being removed. 

“Well, I think we can always send the Navy SEALs in there to dig them out,” Obama responded. 

The US Navy’s Sea, Air and Land Forces, known as the SEALs, are “expertly trained to deliver highly specialized, intensely challenging warfare capabilities that are beyond the means of standard military forces,” according to its website. 

Trump has not conceded to Joe Biden, nearly two weeks after media outlets called the Democrat the winner of the presidential election based on his notable leads in several crucial states. 


Trump’s team mounted legal challenges in multiple states to stop or delay ballot certifications, and also alleged voter fraud. 

While some of Trump’s cases have been thrown out by judges, he has not let go of pursuing the ones that remain. 

Biden will not officially be president-elect until the Electoral College meets and casts votes on Dec. 14.

Trump’s determination to fight the election results until the end has stymied Biden’s transition.

General Services Administration Chief Emily Murphy has delayed ascertaining Biden as the president-elect, in turn delaying millions of dollars in federal funding from going to Biden and his transition team. 

In his video call with Kimmel, Obama expressed his desire for a better transition to Biden, his former vice president, because “we lose time during these crises.” 

Obama conveyed that his predecessor, Republican ex-President George W. Bush, was classier than Trump by ordering his team to engage in the transition in 2008 as the country faced an economic crisis. 

Bush “could not have been more gracious, could not have been more helpful, and that actually helped us be able to get a head start on trying to stem what could have been a great depression instead of a great recession,” Obama said. 

Unlike Trump, Bush completed two terms as president before passing the baton on to Obama in 2009.

Obama, who won two terms, appeared on Kimmel’s show to promote his new book, A Promised Land, which was released on Wednesday and was on track to become the best-selling presidential memoir in modern history.  

At the beginning of the segment, Kimmel told Obama, “We miss you, why did you leave us with him?” referring to Trump. 

“You know, I’ve got to follow the Constitution,” Obama replied, before joking about his wife.

“And Michelle’s mandate, which was eight years and then we get out of there.”

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