After using his presidential campaign to denigrate women, Latinos, Muslims, African Americans, war veterans and the disabled – among others – Donald Trump is rounding off the election by attacking some of the fundamental institutions of American democracy. After his final TV debate with Hillary Clinton, when asked if he would accept the election result, he responded: “I will keep you in suspense.”
Standing next to him on the debate stage, Clinton didn’t hold back:
He is denigrating … our democracy. And I for one, am appalled that somebody who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that kind of position.
Though Trump attempted to clarify that there could be special circumstances whereby he might not accept the results, the damage had been done.