Donald Trump walked out on a reporter who he’d agreed to speak with after she asked him questions about the common complaint that he was a racist. At first, it appeared that he wasn’t going to say anything but when she prodded him for a response to these claims, he said that he was the “least racist person [she’d] ever met.”
This is the sort of over the top rhetoric that Trump tends to use in the face of his accusers. He also frequently claims that he has “more respect for women than anyone.” Obviously, the nearly 10 women who’ve stepped forward accusing him of a variety inappropriate sexual actions would likely disagree with that statement.
Trump has been increasingly shy as his numbers continue to drop in the polls. Before allegations began to surface he could be seen almost daily doing phone interviews on a number of news channels. Especially Fox. But lately he’s been completely absent; he even canceled an appearance with Sean Hannity last week.
After that long silence, he promised to do a short interview with NBC but was shocked when the interviewer asked him questions relating to racism in addition to his unwillingness to accept the outcome of the November election if he loses. Trump seems to be losing his cool in the face of shrinking odds of victory.
Trump spoke almost comically about his hints that he may refuse to concede in November:
“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.”
Given that some in his camp are calling for bloodshed, this seems irresponsible and borderline treasonous.
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