‘Loser’ Trump won’t concede when I beat him, says Joe Biden

President Biden Meets With Italian PM Giorgia Meloni At The White House
President Joe Biden says he is the only candidate to have beaten Donald Trump and will do so again later this year - Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Donald Trump will refuse to concede if he loses the 2024 election because “losers are never graceful”, Joe Biden has warned.

Sitting down for a rare profile interview, the US president attacked his political rival, claiming he will “do anything to try and win” this year’s battle for the White House.

“Losers who are losers are never graceful,” Mr Biden told The New Yorker.

“I just think that he’ll do anything to try to win. If – and when – I win, I think he’ll contest it. No matter what the result is.”

Mr Trump, 77, has continued to claim the 2020 election was stolen.

While speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference last month, he said the only way Mr Biden could win was “if they cheat enough that they can steal it”.

‘We won every contested race’

During the interview, Mr Biden suggested he was confident about the 2024 election as he had proved people wrong in 2020 and during the 2022 midterms.

“I told you there wasn’t going to be any red wave. And in 2023, you told me we’re going to get our a-- kicked again? And we won every contested race out there.

“In 2024, I think you’re going to see the same thing”, he said.

Mr Biden said he never doubted whether he was going to run again and insisted he was “the only one who has ever beat him [Trump]. And I’ll beat him again.”

During the Jan 17 interview, which was published on Monday, the Democrat leader handed a notecard to biographer Evan Osnos which included a list of threats Mr Trump has made ahead of this year’s election.

The note included his claim of becoming a dictator on “day one” and describing migrants as “poisoning the blood of our country”.

“What the hell,” Mr Biden said.

“If you and I had sat down 10 years ago, and I said a president is going to say those things, you would have looked at me like, ‘Biden, you’ve lost your senses’,” he added.

Commenting on the Iowa caucuses results, during which Mr Trump won 51 per cent of the vote, Mr Biden insisted his rival was only popular with a “substantial portion of the Republican Maga party”.

He also questioned why only 110,000 people had turned out to vote, despite it being the coldest Iowa caucuses ever held.

“Now, they’re going to argue the weather was the reason,” Mr Biden said.