Two weeks before what is expected to be a highly divisive U.S. presidential election, competitors Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns are already in the home stretch. However, this does not mean that they are going to take it easy as they continue to roast each other publicly.
During the final debate this week, Trump and Clinton were asked about major U.S. issues which the two gamely answered. The event, which was hosted by Chris Wallace, was more organized as compared to the previous debate but was by no means lacking in crazy moments as the conversation went in different directions. Despite the competitors’ eagerness to engage in full-blown mudslinging, the “Fox News Sunday” anchor was actually able to steer them back to the issues at hand.
After the debate, the two went their separate ways with Trump addressing his supporters and once again touching on his previous sentiments about a rigged election. The New Yorker declared during the final debate that he might not accept the results of the national election as he insinuated that there could be some cheating involved. He was lambasted for his comments but that did not necessarily stop him from talking about the subject.
“I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election, if I win,” Trump told his followers during his political rally. “Of course, I would accept a clear election result, but I would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result.”
In the past few weeks, Trump has been going to town with comments about the election being possibly rigged and insinuating that if he does not win, it is because the presidency was stolen from him. This has raised a lot of concern as boring the idea into the citizens’ minds can result to problems like an unstable transition of government.
Meanwhile, after meeting on stage in Nevada for the final debate, Trump and Clinton reunited at a charity event in New York where the latter poked fun at the former for his refusal to say whether he’ll accept the results of the election.
“It’s amazing that I’m up here after Donald I didn’t think he’d be OK with a peaceful transition of power,” she said which earned her a couple of chuckles from the crowd including Trump.
Needless to say, regardless of one’s political affiliations and personal choice, people are highly encouraged to cast their votes on Nov. 8.