Donald Trump Just Blamed Hillary Clinton When Asked If He Would Accept Election Loss to Joe Biden
President Donald Trump has again refused to say whether he would accept an election loss to Joe Biden in November as he continues to peddle baseless conspiracy theories about the United States Postal Service and supposedly widespread fraud with mail-in voting.
Trump votes by mail. He and First Lady Melania Trump requested their mail-in ballots in Florida last Tuesday.
Trump hints at challenging the election results if he loses: "You have to see what's happening, then you're never going to have a fair election." pic.twitter.com/rH66P7Wg1M
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In an appearance on Fox & Friends, aided by his favorite host panel of enablers, Trump began by attacking this Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, alleging that she “wouldn’t accept” his victory. Clinton “went crazy, she went nuts, she’s still going crazy,” Trump growled.
In fact, Trump has been the one refusing to accept the results of an election he won, thanks to the arcane Electoral College system. Since his victory was based entirely on a technicality, Trump has reveled in lobbing unfounded accusations of voter fraud, which he said is “very, very common,” as well as suggesting that millions of ballots were cast illegally by undocumented immigrats, Trump has also said that mail-in ballots had been stolen by dogs dead people, China, Russia, and postal workers – all because his losing the national popular vote to Clinton by nearly 3,000,000 damaged his ego.
For her part, Clinton gracefully and humbly accepted defeat in a moving concession speech the morning after the election was called for Trump. The former first lady and secretary of state has laregly maintained her distance from politics since 2016.
Make no mistake. There is no evidence whatsoever to support any of Trump’s claims. But his base gobbles it up, thanks to the vast right-wing propaganda matrix at Fox News, along with fringe, conspiracy outlets like One America News Network.
Nevertheless, on Monday, Trump doubled-down on his lies and further highlighted the danger he poses to American democracy.
“I go by the election,” Trump responded to fears that he would refuse to peacefully transition power to President-Elect Biden.
“Now with that being said, I have to tell you that if you go with this universal mail-in, where you send millions of votes–in California tens of millions of ballots being sent to everybody and their dogs, okay? Dogs are getting them, okay? People that have been dead for 25 years are getting them–you have to see what’s happening. Then you’re never going to have a fair election,” Trump whined. “I’ll say this: You’re never going to have a fair election.”
For the 65,853,514 voters who chose Clinton, however, the 2016 Clinton’s loss will never be fair. But they accept the result.