By Lisa Hagen
October 20, 2016
Donald Trump's campaign manager late Wednesday said the candidate will accept the result of the presidential election — but only because he's going to defeat Hillary Clinton.
"Donald Trump will accept the results of the election because he will win the election, so they’ll be easy to accept,” Conway told CNN’s Dana Bash following the the year's final presidential debate.
At the Las Vegas bout, Trump refused to say he would accept the Election Day results and will keep the country in "suspense."
For weeks, Trump has repeatedly warned of "rigged" elections and made allegations of widespread voter fraud. His running mate, Mike Pence, urged supporters to monitor polling places to prevent fraud but has said the ticket will "absolutely" accept the election results.
"I will look at it at the time. I'm not looking at anything now," Trump said.
"The media is so dishonest and so corrupt, and the pile-on is so amazing, The New York Times wrote an article about it. They don’t even care, it's so dishonest, they’ve poisoned the minds of the voters, but unfortunately for them, I think the voters are seeing through it.”
Clinton condemned his answer and called it "really troubling."
"This is how Donald thinks — it's funny, but it's really troubling. That is not the way our democracy works," Clinton said.
"We've been around for 240 years, we've had free and fair elections, we've accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them, and that's what should be expected of anyone standing on a debate stage during a general election."
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