Still confident that her victory was inevitable, then-Democrat candidate for President Hillary Clinton tweeted out her concern that after defeating Trump, he simply wouldn’t accept the election results.
Donald Trump refused to say that he’d respect the results of this election. By doing that, he’s threatening our democracy.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 21, 2016
Two weeks after that tweet went live, it became abundantly clear that wouldn’t be a problem. But ironically, it’s Hillary doing just that after coming out of the woods to sell her new book. We’ve already seen her blame her loss on every possible cause (except “Hillary Rodham Clinton”), and now, she’s the one who won’t respect the results of the election.
According to The Hill,
Hillary Clinton said she wouldn’t rule out challenging the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election if Russian interference turned out to be deeper than previously thought. “No, I wouldn’t rule it out,” she said in an interview with NPR published Monday.
The defeated Democratic nominee stressed, however, that she does not believe there is a means to officially challenge the election’s outcome.
“I don’t know if there’s any legal, constitutional way to do that,” Clinton said. “I think you can raise questions.”
Clinton has repeatedly blamed Russia’s efforts to intervene in last year’s election for her loss to Donald Trump, but her latest comments reflect the depth of her frustration with the Kremlin’s efforts.
“Let me just put it this way, if I had lost the popular vote but won the electoral college and in my first day as president the intelligence community came to me and said, ‘The Russians influenced the election,’ I would’ve never stood for it,” she said. “Even though it might’ve advantaged me, I would’ve said, ‘We’ve got to get to the bottom of this.’”
Why is Hillary threatening our democracy pic.twitter.com/qaIBgu9RKx
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) September 18, 2017
Had The Donald done what Hillary claimed she would’ve in his situation, is there any doubt the media would claim that Trump was only spearheading the investigation with the goal of exonerating himself?
Blaming the Russians for her loss is grasping at straws; while more people did cast their ballot for Hillary Clinton in November, Trump dominated key battleground states.
Hillary didn’t have any problem going to Wisconsin to sell her new book; if she had visited during her campaign, perhaps she would’ve never had to write it in the first place.