Speaking at a rally in Toledo, Ohio, Trump argued that Clinton and her policies are so terrible that there’s no point in having an election at all...
“Hillary Clinton wants to raise taxes on small businesses, up to 45 percent (rated “mostly false” by PolitiFact). What a difference. You know, what a difference this is. Just thinking to myself right now, we should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump, right. What are we even having it for? What are we having it for? Her policies are so bad. Boy, do we have a big difference.”
Here is the video of the very second Trump abandons his teleprompter to ask that he be awarded the presidency...
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Somehow, deep down, I don't thing Trump is joking.
With less than two weeks before Election Day an average of all the major polls shows Clinton with a nearly 8-point lead over Trump. And even as the race has tightened in typically solid-red states there’s now a significant chance that Trump may end up the biggest loser in modern presidential elections.
No wonder Trump wants to call the whole thing off.
It is no mistake that Trump dropped this quasi-joke idea just twelve days before election day. Since his poll numbers have tanked he has constantly raised the specter of a “rigged” election and suggested he won’t accept the results if he loses saying during last week’s presidential debate...
“I will look at it at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense.”
He is telling his rabid followers not to trust the election results and instead do the right thing and award him the election regardless of the outcome. It is a dangerous combination and it will be interesting to see just how far a man who is unwilling to admit losing is willing to take this narrative in the remaining days of this contest.