TRUMP LEAVES DOOR OPEN HE MAY NOT ACCEPT ELECTION RESULT
By : Harold G. Bailey
Thursday October 20, 2016:- Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump last night refused to say whether he will accept the results of the 2016 presidential elections should he lose.
In a bitter debate with his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton — who he referred to as such a nasty woman – Trump told moderator Chris Wallace that he would first “look at the results.” Pressed, and reminded by Wallace that it is a tradition and part of our democracy to concede defeat for the good of the country, Trump responded “I will keep you in suspense.”
His answer was viewed as an extension of the claims he has been making in recent days that the elections “are rigged.” He has blamed the media, the Clinton campaign, foreign entities and even some of his own republicans for “the rigged system.”
The two candidates clashed over Immigration, entitlements, the economy and foreign policy. Clinton referred to Jump as a puppet over the republican’s favorable views of Russian president Vladimir Putin . She accused Russia of “trying to influence the outcome of the elections,” by hacking into the e-mail accounts of the democratic party and her campaign.
When Trump responded that ” no one knows if its Russia,” Clinton referred to a recent report by 17 intelligence agencies that blames Russia for the hacking and the subsequent release of the e-mails by Wikileaks.
The two candidates also laid out contrasting paths on how to grow the economy, with Trump offering to cut taxes across the board and Clinton vowing to raise taxes on those earning above $250, 000.
Clinton also assured the country that she “will not cut social security benefits.” Polls taken after the contentious debate show Clinton as the winner. In recent days she has been increasing her lead over Trump both nationally and in the battle ground states.