True to form, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has decided to pour gasoline onto a fire of his own creation.
While delivering a speech in Delaware, Ohio on Thursday, a defiant Trump pledged that he will “totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election — if I win.”
After Trump said those final three words, he pointed out to the crowd, which erupted in cheers.
Trump said during Wednesday night’s debate that he would keep the country “in suspense” as to whether he would accept the results of the election, which drew condemnation from both Democratic and Republican politicians and pundits.
As you might expect, the reaction on Twitter to Trump’s latest boast was fast and furious, as many people expressed indignation at Trump once again thumbing his nose at democratic norms.
Trump is saying he will only accept you making him our Supreme Leader for as long as he wants, and the Republican Party is backing him up.
— LOLGOP👀 (@LOLGOP) October 20, 2016
Between "I will keep you in suspense" and "if I win," Trump is objectively making a mockery of the democratic process.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) October 20, 2016
A child. If he doesn't win the game, he smashes the board and runs out of the room.
— Iwanski (@Iwanski) October 20, 2016
Trump's a dumpster fire perched atop a blazing landfill.
— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@JoshuaHol) October 20, 2016
I'll pay back my student loans in a timely fashion… if I win a million dollars #ifiwin
— Jessica Rubenstein (@jarstin07) October 20, 2016
Me: Oh my, maybe he has a shred of decency afte…
Trump: If I win.
— ❄️Winter is Coming❄️ (@JessicaLynnBush) October 20, 2016
The cognitive dissonance of a crowd chanting "USA!" at a candidate who had just said he would respect election "if I win" is just stunning.
— phillip anderson (@phillipanderson) October 20, 2016