Donald Trump refuses to agree in advance to submit to possibly fraudulent election results and a rigged system.
Trump is obviously having fun with outrage over his comments about rigged elections. See this video, for example:
Here’s how ABCNews described the issue as it was addressed in the last debate:
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When Donald Trump was asked at the third and final 2016 presidential debate if he will accept the outcome of the election, and if he loses, concede to the winner, he refused to say.
“I will tell you at the time,” said Trump, who has frequently discussed voter fraud and a “rigged” system.
“I’ll keep you in suspense, OK?” Trump told debate moderator Chris Wallace.
Hillary Clinton responded, “That’s horrifying.”
Trump had just called the election “rigged.”
“She’s guilty of a very, very serious crime,” he said of Clinton. “She should not be allowed to run. And just in that respect, I say it’s rigged.”
Notice that two things happened here that got smudged together in most discussions.
- Donald Trump refused to answer whether he would concede.
- Donald Trump said the election was rigged.
So most people think he is alleging voter fraud.
I’ve already pointed out that voter fraud has been used successfully in past U.S. elections. Teaching the American populace to officially accept “official” results is anti-democratic. Trump should make sure that hasn’t happened (or that he can’t prove it) before conceding. Otherwise, he is betraying not only his voters, but the nation.
Why should he promise Hillary that, if she commits voter fraud, he will comply with it?
Nevertheless, in this instance actual election fraud is not was Trump was addressing. His refusal to answer was coy, and a way to fire up free media coverage.
But that’s not what he meant. Read his exact words again [emphasis added]:
She’s guilty of a very, very serious crime. She should not be allowed to run. And just in that respect, I say it’s rigged.
Trump obviously isn’t talking about voter fraud. He’s talking about the FBI! He’s talking about the fact that some who commit crimes get prison while others get to be president. He’s talking about the cultural capture of America by an extremist media cult that covers for major crimes for one candidate while throwing dirt on the other.
That is a rigged system.
Hillary didn’t just get a free pass for crimes. She got to openly collude about it and the system still protected her.
Again, it is a rigged system!
It isn’t only a shared leftist ideology that unifies the system; there is a shared financial relationship. Wall Street money is behind politics and the corporate media.
The corruption is so deep that the main reason more people don’t acknowledge the rigged system is that it is hard to remember all the many instances of it. The media assists in this by feeding us a barrage of stupid information to keep us distracted.
Here’s an amazing video that reminds viewerd of a many of the indications that a rigged system is for Hillary Clinton and hates and fears Donald Trump.