As Election Day draws near, and Donald Trump’s support erodes, the Republican presidential candidate has ramped up rhetoric about the election cycle being rigged against him by the media — a claim he doubled down on, during the third and final debate against Hillary Clinton. Clinton, in turn, said such claims are damaging to American democracy.
After host Chris Wallace asked Trump if he would accept the final results on Election Day, the candidate responded, “The media is so dishonest and so corrupt and the pile on is so amazing.” He also said the election has been rigged in Clinton’s favor more generally, and singled out the New York Times.
“I’ll tell you one other thing: she shouldn’t be allowed to run,” Trump said. “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, because she should never have been allowed to run for the presidency based on what she did with e-mails and so many other things.”
Clinton rebuked the claims that the media and political establishment is colluding against her opponent.More ...