On Tampa radio interview, Donald Trump says he hopes election results will be fair – Florida Politics (blog)
Working until the last hour to drive out turnout on Election Day, Donald Trump appeared on Tampa radio station 970 WFLA Tuesday morning.
The GOP presidential nominee must win Florida and its 29 electoral votes to take the White House. That strategy compelled him to do rallies in Tampa on Saturday and again in Sarasota on Monday morning.
When asked if he’ll accept the results from tonight’s election after suggesting for months that the results will be “rigged”, Trump said he would, provided everything was on the “up and up.”
“They have a clip of Obama basically saying that Chicago elections are rigged, and I’m saying to myself, can you believe that?,” he told “Morning Tampa Bay” hosts Jack Harris and Tedd Webb. He was referring to a comment made by Barack Obama when he was running for president in 2008 when he said that, “I come from Chicago, so, so I want to be honest. It’s not as if it’s just Republicans who have monkeyed around with elections in the past. Sometimes Democrats have, too,” Obama said. “Whenever people are in power they’re, you know, they have this tendency to try to, you know, tilt things in their direction.”
“So no, if I think everything’s on the up and up, that’s a lot different,” Trump continued. “And we can only see what happens. I hope it’s going to be very fair. I think we’re going to do very well.”
When asked what would be the first thing he’d do in office, Trump said it was all about border security. “The drugs are pouring in,” he said. “People are coming in illegally. Lots of problems are being had.”
Harris said Trump’s early-on declaration that he’d build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border was what catapulted him in the Republican race, though it “caused controversy.”
Trump interjected with a chuckle: “It certainly did cause controversy, no