This morning at 8:23 A.M. Donald Trump, the troubled sexual predator who is also the GOP presidential nominee, was in the midst of another snit with just about everything. He sent out on Twitter the following.
“Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted and should be in jail. Instead she is running for president in what looks like a rigged election”.
That tweet illustrates a concern a lot of Republicans and Democrats have. Trump is saying our presidential election system is not on the level. That’s an unprecedented charge in the manner he presents it and stresses it over and over.
When John McCain lost to Barack Obama in 2008, he called to congratulate him “on being elected the next president of the country that we both love” and said “this campaign was and will remain the great honor of my life. And my heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for the experience and to the American people for giving me a fair hearing before deciding that Sen. Obama and my old friend, Sen. Joe Biden, should have the honor of leading us for the next four years.”
Can anyone see Trump saying anything like this if he loses?
If he doesn’t, that could upend a bipartisan American tradition and a bedrock of any democracy, that being the peaceful transition of power.
This is something that top officials in both parties have been seriously worried about for months. Trump’s recent tactics on the trail have heightened this concern. Republicans who think Trump will lose want to quickly move on if Clinton is the victor. And Democrats know Clinton will be hobbled if a swath of Americans think she is illegitimate.
Trump is using the uneducated in this country to further his own selfish and mean-spirited motives. He does not care if he rips the nation apart and his three-thumbed followers are too stupid to understand what he is using them to do.
This is dangerous for the nation and it needs to be stopped.