I think we all knew it would come to this.
Thursday at a rally in Toledo, Ohio, Donald Trump suggested canceling the election, and granting himself the presidency.
While discussing the differences between his tax plan and Hillary Clinton’s, Trump said, “What a difference. You know, what a difference this is.”
Then he dropped this bomb:
“And just thinking to myself right now, we should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump, right? What are we even having it for? What are we having it for? Her policies are so bad. Boy, do we have a big difference.”
Why is it not surprising that Trump refers to himself in the third person?
Throughout Trump’s rally, it was painfully obvious that Trump is about Trump. He loves hearing himself talk, he loves the adulation from the crowd.
Less than 10 minutes in, he had called for the “Washington establishment to hear and heed the words I’m about to say.”
“If we win on Nov. 8,” he began, as the crowd roared. “OK. OK. You ready? When we win.”
He acknowledged there was “a lot of good energy” from his supporters and reminded them that he once worked in Ohio, crediting the state for giving him confidence by giving him success before finishing his thought. “So when,” he continued, pausing for emphasis, “we win, we are going to Washington, D.C., and we are going to drain the swamp.”
"We should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump" – Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/1OtlBZMaqF
— Colin Jones (@colinjones) October 27, 2016