Outrage or Genius? Trump Refuses to Accept Results of Election in Third Debate
Donald Trump is more similar to the Founders of our country than anyone who has run for the presidency in my lifetime.
What?! What?! Didn't Trump just jump an entire school of sharks in the third debate, saying he didn't know if he would accept the outcome of the election. Isn't he finished? Are you out of your bloody mind, Simon?
Okay, maybe, it wouldn't be the first time... but hear me out.
Put briefly: If Donald Trump believes—as many of us do—that the FBI is corrupt, the Justice Department is corrupt, the other party is hiring violent paid thugs to disrupt his campaign rallies, that no one knows who is really registered to vote, that the press is stratospherically biased, and that his opponent, backed up by all those corrupt entities, should have been indicted, why would a patriot, or for that matter someone who is even routinely honest, necessarily accept the results of the election of that opponent?
Ben Franklin wouldn't. Thomas Jefferson wouldn't. James Madison wouldn't. Sam Adams wouldn't. Of course, those guys were revolutionaries. These days we're just, you know, "good citizens" who obey the rules and move on. With that kind of behavior in the past, our country wouldn't even be here. But never mind.
Not convinced? Think of the reverse. Suppose Trump had meekly said he would accept the outcome with the smirking Hillary—the woman he has called a crook and who, for all intents and purposes, is one—standing only a few feet away? Wouldn't that, in the true sense, have invalidated everything he has been saying? #DraintheSwamp, my eye!