Thursday, October 20, 2016

Third Presidential Debate (Not So) Live Blogging

The fact that Trump was able to ensure his defeat in the election with just one sentence should not surprise me at this point, yet it does. When asked if he will accept the result of the presidential election, Trump did not answer with a "yes, of course", which was surely what everyone was expecting. Instead he said to the country "I'll keep you in suspense", essentially meaning that unless he wins, (which he won't) he is almost promising us that he will not accept defeat in a respectful and dignified manner. Trump fails to realize that this response was frankly un-American. Isn't respecting the outcome of the presidential election essentially the definition of a democracy?

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