When Donald Trump recently warned that the presidential election could be rigged, the media jumped all over him and so did Obama. But Obama uses this language all the time.
The Independent Sentinel reports:
Mocking Trump Because Only Obama Can Say the System Is Rigged
The media has been mocking Trump’s assertion that the system and the election are”rigged”.
The Washington Post, August 2nd: Like much of what Trump says, the “rigged” riff defies the recent norms of politics. And it taps into fears that long predate his campaign. One is a growing and unsubstantiated worry that elections are being stolen. The other is a broader unease that regular Americans are being cheated by Wall Street, by Washington and by a duplicitous media.
The left-wing Fact Check tore into him using their contrived “facts”. The left-wing Politifact rated his claims “pants on fire.”
Politico on August 2nd: Have you heard the one about how the election is already “rigged” against Donald Trump?…Asserting, specifically, that November’s election will be “rigged” is, all at once: the musing of a candidate who often gives credence to conspiracy theories; a talking point aimed at a disaffected electorate; a presidential candidate, following a dip in the polls, contemplating defeat; an effort to delegitimize the democratic process that could bring that defeat to bear; and a thinly veiled threat by a litigious billionaire to contest such an election result in court.
On August 5th, we got this from the New York Times: As public support turns against him, Donald Trump is suggesting without evidence that the election could be “rigged” by Democrats using vote fraud. This claim threatens the norms of American elections and could provoke a damaging reaction among his supporters.
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As usual, nothing is bad when Obama does it.