Donald Trump on Saturday repeated his argument that the election is rigged against him and returned to his suggestion that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton appears physically unfit to be president — so both of them should take a drug test.
“Looks to me like a rigged election,” Trump said at a rally in New Hampshire. “The election is being rigged by the liberal media to push outright lies to rig the election.”
Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has since this summer hinted at the possibility of voter fraud in big, Democrat-run cities like Philadelphia swinging the election for Clinton and about having poll monitors to stop such problems.
However, Trump, a wealthy businessman and first-time candidate, has recently pointed the finger more at liberal-leaning news outlets for publishing or airing stories that included audiotape of Trump bragging about mistreating women and stories from women making allegations about unwanted Trump sexual advances over roughly the past 30 years.
“Nothing ever happened with any of these women. Totally made up nonsense to steal the election. Nobody has more respect for women than me!” Trump tweeted after the rally.
Trump also suggest the drug test, like the kind pro athletes are required to take, before his final debate this election cycle, on Wednesday, with Clinton, whom he suggested wilted at the end of their second debate.
“I think we should take a drug test. At the beginning of the last debate, she was all pumped up … but at the end she was,” he told the crowd without finishing his sentence. “Anyway I’m willing to do it.”
The 70-year-old Trump has repeatedly questioned whether Clinton, 68, is physically up to be president.
Speculation about Clinton’s health began this summer when she had a couple of coughing spells on the campaign trail. Then she abruptly left a 9-11 memorial ceremony and stumbled to her campaign van, which was followed by officials acknowledging that Clinton had days earlier been diagnosed with pneumonia.
“And right now she’s resting for the (Wednesday) debate,” Trump said. “This is Saturday.”
He also suggested WikiLeaks recently releasing hacked emails from the Clinton campaign “makes more clear than ever” that the news media does not cover the Clinton family “the way they should be covering them.”