The White House on Sunday walked back comments by President Trump from Thursday that the presidential election could be delayed.

“We’re going to hold an election on Nov. 3 and the president is going to win,” White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on CBS' "Face the Nation."

Meadows would not directly answer a question from anchor John Dickerson about whether Trump asked him or anyone else in the administration to delay the election.

"All of this that we're talking about comes down to one thing: universal mail-in ballots. That is not a good idea for the country," said Meadows in response to delaying the election.

A postponement would be unprecedented, as the U.S. has never canceled or delayed a presidential election.

On Thursday, Trump posted on Twitter: "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote?"

Trump's tweet is inaccurate, as there is little difference between mail-in voting and absentee voting. Also, there is no evidence of voter fraud for either form of voting. Just five states have nearly universal mail-in balloting.

Staunch Trump supporter Steven Calabresi, the co-founder of the right-wing Federalist Society and law professor at Northwestern University, responded to Trump's tweet with a scathing opinion piece Thursday in the New York Times.

"This latest tweet is fascistic and is itself grounds for the president’s immediate impeachment again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate," Calabresi said.

The president does not have the authority to delay an election. In May, Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, said he would not rule out delaying the election.