It doesn’t matter if it’s undemocratic; Donald Trump will not accept the results of the election if Hillary Clinton wins.
The Republican nominee made this stance clear, rather petulantly, during the third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. He doesn’t care if it goes against the constitution or the very spirit of American democracy – if Trump thinks it isn’t right, he just won’t do it.
It’s as tragic as it’s absurd that things have reached a point where a major party presidential candidate is spewing vitriol against the electoral process and there are people who appreciate it.
This exasperation was brilliantly expressed by CNN commentator Van Jones who had a short but very apt reaction to the last debate.
“This is a really sad night,” he began. “This is a very sad night for the country. You can’t polish this turd.”
His colleague, Anderson Cooper was quick to agree. "Technically, you can't polish any turd," he quipped.
However, Jones was not done.
"What you just got now was the nominee of a major party, for the first time in our history, signaling to the American people that he has so little faith in our institutions, that he has so little faith in our people, and so little faith in our courts, and so little faith in the Republican governors, the Republican secretaries of state across this country that he will not stand in front of his own country, in front of his own nation and say that he respects the process and the outcome,” he added.