Politics

Rigged election? Pence says he and Trump will accept results — Trump disagrees

Mike Pence Contradicts Trump, Says Russia Behind Hacks

Despite GOP nominee Donald Trump's continued assertions that the 2016 presidential election is "rigged," his running mate Mike Pence said Sunday that he and Trump will abide by "the will of the American people" on Election Day. Pence tried to explain Trump's complaint, articulated from campaign stages and across Twitter but without evidence, reflects the candidate's fatigue with "the obvious bias" in the national media. The Indiana Republican's words were the latest attempt by Trump's surrogates to try and explain that some things the GOP presidential nominee has said and tweeted are not what he meant.

We will absolutely accept the results of the election.

Mike Pence, GOP vice presidential candidate

But shortly after Pence's comments were made during TV interviews, Trump refuted his running mate in a tweet: "The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary - but also at many polling places." Trump has upped the talk of a "rigged election" and unfounded accusations that Democrat Hillary Clinton, her backers and the media are conspiring to steal the election as his campaign implodes amid allegations from several women that he sexually assaulted them. Trump also showed Sunday morning that he's becoming increasingly thin-skinned and tweeted out his dislike of a "Saturday Night Live" sketch of him.

Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me. Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!

Tweet by Donald Trump
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Donald John Trump(born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television producer, author, politician, and the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.