Hillary Clinton just destroyed Donald Trump’s paranoid idea that the election is rigged


Sandwiched somewhere between his insults and ignorance, Donald Trump raised a terrifying prospect during his third and final debate with Hillary Clinton. He suggested that he would buy his own bullshit about the election being “rigged” and might not accept the results if Clinton wins the election. “I’m going to keep you in suspense,” Trump said.

Well, Hillary Clinton’s response to that was pretty darn good. She basically called Trump a cry baby who can’t ever accept losing. Here’s an annotated rundown of her answer:

Every time Donald thinks things are not going in his direction, he claims whatever it is is rigged against him.

Yep, pretty much. Make yer case, Clinton!

The FBI conducted a year-long investigation into my emails. They concluded there was no case. He said the FBI was rigged.

Yeah, he did:

He lost the Iowa caucus. He lost the Wisconsin primary. He said the Republican primary was rigged against him.

Oh yeah, Trump did say that Ted Cruz “stole” the Iowa caucus:

And his surrogates strongly implied that the Wisconsin primary was rigged, too:

Then Trump university gets sued for fraud and racketeering. He claims the court system and the federal judge is rigged against him.

Well, in this case, there’s a bit more nuanc—NOPE, just kidding! Trump said that, too:

There was even a time when he didn’t get an Emmy for his TV program three years in a row. And he started tweeting that the Emmys were rigged against him.

LOL, that’s true, too. Here he is in 2012:

And here he is again in 2014, holding grudges:

This is a mindset. This is how Donald thinks. And it’s funny, but it’s also really troubling.


Ali Gharib is a journalist based in Brooklyn. Sometimes he writes about bars and broke down cars.

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