— Teresa Hunt (@TerSnyBor) August 8, 2016
For a little while now, Donald Trump’s been preparing his voters to come to grips with him losing in November by claiming that this year’s presidential election is “rigged.”
It started during the primaries:
I will be interviewed on @foxandfriends at 9:00 A.M. I will be talking about the rigged and boss controlled Republican primaries!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2016
Lyin' Ted Cruz will never be able to beat Hillary. Despite a rigged delegate system, I am hundreds of delegates ahead of him.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2016
We are now at 1001 delegates. We will win on the first ballot and are not wasting time and effort on other ballots because system is rigged!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 29, 2016
And this was just last week:
“I’m afraid the election’s going to be rigged. I have to be honest,” Trump told voters in Ohio, a crucial swing state.
Trump added that he has heard “more and more” that the November election will be rigged — suggesting to his supporters that the outcome of the election is out of the hands of voters.
“I’m telling you, November 8, we’d better be careful, because that election is going to be rigged,” Trump added. “And I hope the Republicans are watching closely or it’s going to be taken away from us.”
But Trump’s assertion is pretty interesting in light of this four-year-old tweet:
China is cooking up conspiracy theories that the Olympics are rigged. http://t.co/0ah0hBJt They don't understand why they can't cheat.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2012
Yeah it really sucks when people claim a fair process is rigged… https://t.co/6IlvO5qgkb
— Randy Renstrom (@RandyRenstrom) August 8, 2016
Doesn’t it, though? Maybe Trump’s the only one who’s allowed to have “conspiracy theories.”
Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2014
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2015
Now that George Bush is campaigning for Jeb(!), is he fair game for questions about World Trade Center, Iraq War and eco collapse? Careful!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2016
Nothing’s “rigged” unless Trump says so.
— Wendy Carey (@WendyCarey2) August 8, 2016
— CooperLily21 (@CooperLily21) August 8, 2016
— Flower Child (@OurbabyMinx) August 8, 2016