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Rigged, For Him: ‘We Should Just Cancel The Election And Just Give It To Trump’

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Rigged, For Him: ‘We Should Just Cancel The Election And Just Give It To Trump’

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GOP Nominee Trump at Ohio rally on October 27, 2016

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason

TOLEDO, Ohio; WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump criticized Democrat Hillary Clinton on Thursday over her trade policies, saying she would handle trade deals so badly that the country should “just cancel the election” and name him the victor.

Speaking to supporters in Toledo, Ohio, Trump said the North American Free Trade Agreement signed by Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, had led to the outsourcing of thousands of Ohio jobs to Mexico, a practice he vowed to stop if elected president on Nov. 8.

“We should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump, right?” he said. “What are we even having it for? Her policies are so bad.”

Trump said he believed Clinton would seek passage of the 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership, President Barack Obama’s signature Asian trade deal, which she now opposes.

Trump’s remarks came as the New York businessman tries to steady rocky poll numbers amid a series of controversies and self-inflicted wounds.

He has struggled to handle the fallout from the release of a 2005 “Access Hollywood” video that showed the then-reality TV star talking on an open microphone about groping women and trying to seduce a married woman. The video was taped only months after Trump married his third wife, Melania.

Trump said on Thursday it was “certainly illegal” for NBC to release the tape and he left open the option of seeking legal action against the network after the election.

Since the video’s release, a series of women have accused Trump of groping them or kissing them without their consent. Trump has called the allegations “absolutely false.”

The latest RealClearPolitics poll average showed Clinton with a nearly 6-point national lead over Trump, fueled by declining support among women for his candidacy.

Trump, without evidence, has blamed his sagging poll numbers on a rigged election, and said the media had fixed the opinion polls in order to inflate Clinton’s numbers.

Numerous studies have shown that voter fraud in U.S. elections is very rare, and a number of prominent Republicans have denounced Trump’s claim that the system is unsound.

While Trump campaigned in Ohio, a plane carrying his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, skidded off the runway after landing at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday night. There were no injuries, the Pence campaign said.

Clinton on Thursday made her first joint campaign appearance with one of her most powerful supporters, first lady Michelle Obama, at a North Carolina rally to urge young people and women to vote.

Clinton, a former first lady who lost the 2008 Democratic nomination to then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama before becoming his secretary of state, praised Michelle Obama for standing up for the rights of girls and women worldwide, drawing a sharp contrast with her Republican rival.

“I wish I didn’t have to say this. … But indeed, dignity and respect for women and girls is also on the ballot in this election,” Clinton told a crowd of about 11,000. “And I want to thank our first lady for her eloquent, powerful defense of that basic value.”

Michelle Obama’s stinging denunciation of Trump after a leaked 2005 video showed him making lewd remarks and bragging about groping women was seen by many as one of the campaign’s most striking condemnations of the New York businessman.

Without naming Trump, Obama took him to task again in North Carolina, asking the crowd which candidate they wanted to represent their daughters from the White House.

“We want a president who takes this job seriously, and has the temperament and maturity to do it well. Someone who is steady. Someone who we can trust with the nuclear codes,” Obama said.

“I would not be here lying to you: I believe with all of my heart that Hillary Clinton will be that president,” she said.

Although Michelle Obama was critical of Clinton during the hard-fought 2008 Democratic nominating race, any trace of bitterness appeared long behind them. The two women showed an easy rapport. They embraced and smiled. Obama called Clinton “my girl” and made a point of telling the crowd they were tight.

“If people wonder: Yes, Hillary Clinton is my friend,” she said.

Clinton promised to take good care of Obama’s White House vegetable garden if she won and wistfully praised the athletic first lady’s dancing skills. “One could only hope,” Clinton said.

She also lauded Obama’s work for children and military families and in what was perhaps a nod to African-Americans she hopes will vote for her in the state, said Obama had faced challenges she had not as a presidential spouse.

“Let’s be real. As our first African-American first lady, she’s faced pressures I never did, and she’s handled them with pure grace,” Clinton said to applause.

Although a sometimes reluctant campaigner, the first lady has thrown herself into the race, and the Clinton campaign has deployed her strategically to increase support among young people and blacks, with whom she is especially popular.

(Writing by Alana Wise and John Whitesides; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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36 Comments

  1. I Am Helpy October 28, 2016

    what are those tiny things at the end of his arms?

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    1. Eleanore Whitaker October 28, 2016

      The only phony thing you’ll ever get from Trump in the way of photo ops with him getting his syrupy mitts dirty is when he is opening a new hotel or casino. That DC hotel he claims he “saved?” Yes. It was an old post office built in DC where the ratio of minority workers to whites are 100 to 1. You bet he hired them. Now, when will these minority workers get paid?

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      1. dpaano October 28, 2016

        Hope they aren’t holding their breaths because Trump will find a way to shortchange them somehow! It’s what he does and will continue to do.

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        1. Eleanore Whitaker October 29, 2016

          I’ve always admired your posts because you sound like such a remarkably intelligent person. Yes. I agree. And by now you are seeing how low and dirty Trump can be. Now, he dredged up the Anthony Weiner scandal. Somehow though, Trump is still bashing hell out of women by inferring that Weiner’s wife who was Hillary’s aide is the one who is guilty of enabling Weiner to show his “weiner” online.

          Did you ever? Do these men actually ever take responsibility for their OWN actions? Or do they just think they can dump on women every time?

          Now the GOP is using all of those ancient photo ops of Weiner, his wife, his wife and Hillary as if Hillary ever had anything to do with Anthony Weiner’s WeinerGate exposure.

          Chris Christie tried the same thing here in NJ. He dumped on Bridget Kelly who then returned the favor. She was outnumbered by Christie cronies, Mafiosi Baroni and CC’s best bud Wildstein. So of course, any facts she provided were immediately “not to be trusted.”

          Just how much of these BS from men about women not being trusted must we tolerate?

          Rice was the one Cheney forced to go before the 9/11 Commission after he got Bush to refuse to allow Bush or Cheney to testify. Rice was a fool for taking the hot seat for them.

          Right on down the line, men continue to refuse to be accountable for their actions. Trump is the absolute worst. He actually thinks his Mr. MAN lawyers will best Gloria Allred.

          Sometimes the only way to teach men a lesson is to allow them to get what they want. They want Trump? Fine. They’ll get him. The only problem with that is that Trump’s FL rape case would see him impeached and we would end up with the Gospel preaching Reverend Pence.

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          1. dpaano October 31, 2016

            Almost as bad!!! He was an AWFUL governor in Indiana, and he’ll be an AWFUL president if it comes to that!!!

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  2. FT66 October 28, 2016

    That is the famous crazy guy Donald, he always says whatever pops in his head. He needs to consult the dictionary first and find out what the word “elect” means.

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  3. ivory69690@yahoo.com October 28, 2016

    mark these words . the time to watch the DONNY DUMP scumbag is after he loses the election . that when the DUMPSTER full of B/S will start working hard to get all the money left in his election account and steal it . some way some how the money will be gone and into his hands weather it be in any of his kids or paying his bills (as I know he has been stealing that money all along ) he is an evil POS and his best frauds .cons . and scams are still to come. the rigging is and has been all done by him . its just the American people votes against him only his brain dead followers want to be the clowns that ride in the clown car driver DONNY DUMP THE DUMPSTER FILLED WITH HIS B/S THE POS HIMSELF

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  4. ivory69690@yahoo.com October 28, 2016

    Trump and one of his sons asserted that the Trumps are genetically superior HITLER’S KEN

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  5. Eleanore Whitaker October 28, 2016

    Now really, All The Donald’s life, everyone has always handed him what HE wanted, he demanded and he insisted he must have. How DARE we not just hand him the presidency?

    What more proof do you need of the insatiable appetite for power rich men like Trump have, I cannot imagine.

    When Harry Harrison wrote “Soylent Green,” the basis of the plot of that story is so scary when compared with how close corporations and wealthy men have come to taking over the entire country. But, we are not blameless. We all fell for that whiner wealthhead idea that we must hand over our hard earned tax dollars to their businesses or “ELSE” and here come their phony threats: A. They won’t create jobs. (They haven’t in over 2 decades) B. They won’t hire (They lied. They hire ONLY cheap offshore labor and C. They must have help from taxpayers to keep them in business (Great…now hundreds of billions in tax dollars go to billionaire corporations.)

    Just what you want, right? The cry from wealthheads that government should run like business. Do tell? And what does that make taxpayers? I’ll tell you what. You allow men like Trump to convince you that government should become a privatized corporation and like the characters in Soylent Green, you could be at the mercy of corporations rationing water and food. Oh gee…too late! Corporations are already buying up water supplies and other natural resources.

    Our Constitution is clear: “of the people, for the people, BY the people.” Right now, we can’t even rely on Republican politicians to keep their hands out of the corporate tills, much less stop their attempts to turn government into a corporate business.

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  6. Jmz Nesky October 28, 2016

    The one thing we don’t need in the white house is a sore loser. If there’s a legitimate reason to request a recount then let it be but don’t accuse even before it starts as that’s a true sign of a whiny wuss and a prediction that the issue will be floating around on his new Trumpbart Rag – AM/FM/TV station come Nov. 9th. Also as they continue to endorse and revel in a sinful heathen who they would have crucified in any other reality, I will never look at the religious community any longer with the same respect. The Christian leaders are requiring their flocks vote for this abomination (probably under threat of damnation) simply because they hate Hillary Clinton (yet another hypocrisy).

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    1. Anna Maria Yoakum October 28, 2016

      And if he does get into that most exhalted office, his first business will be to act like a dictator and demand that ALL the lawsuites against him be dismissed and then he will start incarcerating ALL of his precieved enemies. It will be the darkest of days for our nation. That’s why it is imperative that none of Hillary’s supporters sits out this election – we need each and every vote.

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      1. dpaano October 28, 2016

        Fortunately, he may have a hard time doing that….he seems to think that once he’s in the Oval Office (heaven forbid), he can just willy nilly do anything he wants. He hasn’t figured out that our Founding Fathers stopped that by having the Senate, the House, and the Congress to stop anything unconstitutional or illegal. He’ll be in for a very rude surprise….especially since the Congress will NOT give him the money to do most of what he wants to do and the Supreme Court will not allow him to do anything against the Constitution!

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        1. Jmz Nesky October 28, 2016

          Well I can’t agree concerning SCOTUS as during their conservative majority there were issues determined by partisan results vs edged constitutional law which makes it even more necessary that HRC becomes number 45. With a Democratic majority congress he would have limited carte blanch so we must also make sure that both house and senate be Dem majority other wise he will have free reign regardless how the Pubs feel about him because it will more agree with their positions rather than not and everyone knows their position on anything social and the Trumpkin has already said what he would do to them.

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    2. dpaano October 28, 2016

      That’s one reason why I stopped going to my church…..I got tired of the pastor constantly telling us who to vote for. He wasn’t blatant about it, but when you see Republican/Trump brochures on the table outside of the church, you KNOW something is up! I told my pastor that I was leaving the church because I didn’t think he or ANY pastor had the right to tell a congregation who to vote for, and if he thought they did, then the Government needs to take away their tax exemption!

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      1. Jon October 28, 2016

        You are right. Churches can lose their tax-exempt status if the congregation or leaders use the church to engage in political activity. People who are religious may vote for Trump but real Christians will not.

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        1. Jmz Nesky October 28, 2016

          Actually REAL Christians will vote according to their choice (who ever that may be) instead of the choices of their leaders or peers. We can’t say that those who vote Trump are not true Christians but we can be assured as such when we see them follow the dictations from clergy who should know better.

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          1. Jon October 28, 2016

            Maybe but I can’t understand why anyone who seriously tries to apply the teachings of Jesus to their lives would vote for such a vile man who represents the opposite of everything Jesus told his followers to do in their daily lives. Even if he had actual policies with rational plans as to how to implement them and I agreed that his plans were better than Hillary’s, I could never bring myself to vote for him because he is so repugnant and lacks basic morals, civility, and decency.

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          2. Jmz Nesky October 29, 2016

            I understand you’re concerns but in relation to HRC/DT freedom is not selective.. There are freedoms we all agree on and there are freedoms that we would rather not activate but the fact of the matter is they are freedoms and though some are not recognized as such, to deny them.. To expel them from society is not correct.. With all freedoms there should be conditions and regulations but to forcibly forbid them screams of hypocrisy. I don’t particularly like the advantages of certain freedoms but I wouldn’t think to follow a person who would seal the fates of large groups an individuals. It may not be a popular stance but for freedom to work, it must be able to work for all. The radical christians refuse to acknowledge same sex marriage because they claim it goes against their christian beliefs but then they follow a man who is everything that Christ spoke about as sinful and that to me is religious selectiveness which is all wrong. Illegal aliens of all types and colors is not a freedom but a g’ment decision and we don’t have to abide by a decision that we think is wrong or used as a profit for others and that’s why we have elections and how we can get our point across without total suppression.

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      2. Elliot J. Stamler October 29, 2016

        I wish after leaving that you had reported your pastor to Americans United For Separation of Church & State, of which I am a proud member and they’d have had their lawyers on your pastor like a ton of bricks.

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        1. dpaano October 31, 2016

          I wish I’d known that too. He’s since left that church and I’m not sure where he’s at now. They opted for a “younger” pastor, and we haven’t been back to the church since the new pastor took over.

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    3. Jon October 28, 2016

      They are religious but they are not Christians despite claiming to be.

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      1. Jmz Nesky October 28, 2016

        And in this you are correct Jon, Christians who do not adhere to the laws of their scriptures except when it profits them are not and never were true Christians. To spread hate for one person, be it Bill Clinton, Obama or Hillary while over looking the extreme nature of the one who boasts of his sinful achievements is hypocrisy at it’s worst. True Christians pray for their enemies they do not gather in groups with stones.

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  7. Anna Maria Yoakum October 28, 2016

    It still boggles my brain that his supporters listen and actually believe everything he says. He is truly an evil puppet master and his followers are little more than brainless marionrettes that jump whenever he pulls their strings. Sad to be so mindless and so stupid.

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    1. dpaano October 28, 2016

      In my opinion, if these so-called “evangelical Christians” were ACTUALLY Christians, they would see him for what he is….the antichrist!

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      1. Jon October 28, 2016

        They are religious zealots but not Christians. They don’t bother pretending that they believe in and try to apply the teachings of Jesus set out in the New Testament anymore.

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      2. Dan S October 28, 2016

        The antichrist will be much more cunning than that dolt Trump. If people now can be sucked in by his lies you can only imagine how much easier for a future dictator to rise up & fool almost everyone. Maybe Trump is a test beta to work out the flaws in the final version ????

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        1. Jmz Nesky October 28, 2016

          No! Your assuming that the Antichrist will be loved by all and that simply could never be as anyone capable of believing themselves God will show all the signs that Trump has presented to us during this entire run and just as Hitler showed the fanatics of his nature.. Look at it in a different way.. In all the movies that were made about this monster it was the Christians who could see through him while the masses were worshipers yet here it is playing out the exact opposite even as Trump proclaims only he and he alone can fix everything giving many of us the impression that he would indeed eventually proclaim himself god if given this nation on a silver platter. Why am I including all within the word ‘Christian’..? Simple, because once the true Christians become aware of what’s happening they will no longer wish to be associated with the word as it would now be considered an abomination as the fanatics take it under their flag much like the swastika, a once noble symbol, became an abomination under Hitler’s Germany. Is this yet another conspiracy theory? So be it,.

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        2. dpaano October 31, 2016

          Scary!!!

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  8. dpaano October 28, 2016

    The First Lady is a classy lady……and anyone who disagrees with that has a real problem! She has shown grace and calm in some trying times. She is, in my opinion, one of the BEST First Ladies in history! Of course, her husband isn’t too bad either!!! I predict that he’ll go down as one of the better presidents.

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  9. Jon October 28, 2016

    The man who outsources every single one of his manufacturing businesses swears he will end all outsourcing of jobs. Can any rational person believe that? Even if he didn’t lie constantly, no one who is familiar with conmen would believe that. The Trumpies have no ability to think critically if they can think at all. If ignorance is bliss, they must love living in their alternate universe.

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  10. Dan S October 28, 2016

    What chutzpah Trump has, just cancel the election & give him the Presidency ???? That vegetable garden will die along with everything else he touches. The bleak dark America he sees right now will be a fulfilling prophecy if he gets in. The change people think he’ll bring won’t be a good one. Insert Mushroom Cloud

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    1. Dorothy Peck October 29, 2016

      Despite all the attention given to him not agreeing to accept the results of the election, this latest comment in Toledo, Ohio, has gotten little coverage. If he does win the Presidency what assurance would we have that there would ever be another election? None!

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  11. jakenhyde October 28, 2016

    It’s interesting that Little Donnie complains so loudly about the media. If it weren’t for the media, Little Donnie would still be sitting in his ivory tower pullin’ his puddin’. And Kasich would running for president.

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