Trump’s Unhinged Freakout Over Possible Recount Has Even Skeptics Saying DO IT NOW


Trump didn’t sleep last night.

In a fit of rage, Trump went on a rant about a possible recount that stretched the entire night. By morning, he had sent a total of 9 tweets, all of which were an assault on the very possibility that the election results might be scrutinized. Why is Trump so worried about a fresh look? That question has even some recount skeptics saying, “If it’s freaking him out so badly, maybe we should do it.”

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Trump’s meltdown revolved around the idea that Hillary Clinton once noted before the election that there was no evidence it would be tampered with. It would be a fair criticism for Trump to point out if not for the fact that the only reason she was talking about it was because Trump himself had spent months leading up to the election by emphatically saying he would not accept the results if he lost.

Mr. Trump insisted, without offering evidence, that the general election has been rigged against him, and he twice refused to say that he would accept its result.

“I will look at it at the time,” Mr. Trump said. “I will keep you in suspense.”

Trump also famously questioned President Obama’s election results and even suggested that Obama should be stripped of power because Romney “won” the popular vote. (Note: Romney didn’t win the popular vote, but Trump is, if nothing else, a moron.)

Now that he “won,” he suddenly doesn’t think the legitimacy of the contest is worth looking at. How characteristically hypocritical of him.

But while election experts warn people that the chances of a “recount” or even an “audit” of the election may not produce enough evidence to overturn Trump’s victory, the fact remains that Trump appears to be absolutely terrified of an investigation. Every statement he makes suggests he believes there are a lot of skeletons in his closet that may come out if people poke around. Trump’s panic is making everyone rethink their skepticism.

Nate Silver seems to think an election audit might be worth it. To prove his point, he framed Trump’s win as akin to a doctor testing for a disease:

In other words, Trump is torching democracy and the threat of his presidency is so great that can we really put a price on doing everything we can to prevent it from happening? And particularly if we see that Trump himself seems genuinely concerned that election auditors might find something devastating?

An innocent man doesn’t stay up all night screaming about the possibility of an impartial investigation. Trump just did.

UPDATE: Trump’s senior advisor issues thinly-veiled threat that if Clinton’s team pursues recount, Trump may “prosecute” her for emails non-scandal.


Featured image via Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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