After various reports have shown the 2016 presidential election’s vote tallies have been tampered with, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s team announced that they would participate in a recount which is being spearheaded by Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein. The staff of President-elect Donald Trump did not welcome this news, in particular Trump’s top advisor and former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway who had nothing but terse comments.
Donald Trump made an announcement about the possible vote recount and said, “The people have spoken and the election is over, and as Hillary Clinton herself said on election night, in addition to her conceding by congratulating me, “We must accept this result and then look to the future.” This is a confusing position for Trump to take as he said that would not accept the results of the election had he lost. It is curious how his position has changed when it benefits him, and surely his supporters paid no notice. Conway also shared in Trump’s reveling:
After asking Mr. Trump and his team a million times on the trail, “Will HE accept the election results?” it turns out Team Hillary and their new BFF Jill Stein can’t accept reality. Rather than adhere to the tradition of graciously conceding and wishing the winner well, they’ve opted to waste millions of dollars and dismiss the democratic process. The people have spoken. Time to listen up. #YesYourPresident.
As is par for the course of Republicans, they say one thing and do another. If this is how Trump is going to behave as president, the American people and all critical thinkers around the world, are in for a long four years.
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