Trump Refuses to Commit to Accepting Election Results

“I will keep you in suspense.”


Throughout the campaign, Donald Trump has continually complained that the election is “rigged” against him. When asked during the final presidential debate on Wednesday whether he would accept the results of the election, Trump refused to commit, saying, “I’ll look at it at the time.”

Trump went on to say that Hillary Clinton should not have have been allowed to run for the presidency, nor allowed to vote. When pressed again by moderator Chris Wallace, Trump replied, “I will tell you at the time. I will keep you in suspense.”

Clinton called Trump’s answer “horrifying.”

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