In the same week that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that Donald Trump might not accept the results of the 2020 election if he loses, Hillary Clinton told an audience at “An Evening With The Clintons” event in Los Angeles that the 2016 election was “stolen” from her.
As both the 42nd president and the former secretary of state wrap up their North American speaking tour, they continue to address the circumstances surrounding Clinton’s electoral defeat in 2016.
“You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you,” Clinton said, alluding to Russia’s election interference efforts.
Keep in mind that the Mueller investigation determined that there was no collusion/conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia and that there was no obstruction. Trump was, to use Attorney General William Barr’s words, falsely accused. Yet, Hillary Clinton is telling people (who are paying as little as $2.00 a ticket to see her and President Bill Clinton speak) that Russia stole the election from her. “The Mueller report could not be clearer, the Russians interfered in our election and Trump obstructed justice,” she said.
I can remember when the left claimed that Trump was going to refuse to accept the results of the 2016 election when he lost. A quick Google search shows that in 2016 there were a lot of news stories asking what would happen if he didn’t accept the results and refused to concede. Heck, since Trump has been president, there have been a number of stories asking, should Trump lose in 2020, if he will leave.
Meanwhile, we’ve spent the past two years watching the left refuse to accept the 2016 election result. We’ve had an exhausting, multi-million dollar investigation into bogus claims of Russian collusion, and yet, somehow, Trump is the problem, not the Democrats? Heck, Hillary isn’t alone in playing the victim just because she lost. Stacey Abrams still hasn’t conceded her election, claiming her victory was “stolen” from her, falsely claiming that there was widespread voter suppression.
Democrats must believe there is no point in elections because they’re always supposed to win and any other result is just proof that our “democracy” isn’t working. They can’t accept defeat with dignity, and the can’t concede that voters might actually prefer Republicans over them.
Matt Margolis is the author of The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama and the bestselling The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. His new book, Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy, will be published in July 2019. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis