Sunday’s second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump did little to improve the Republican candidate’s standing in polls after a disastrous few days that saw the release of a damaging tape. With his campaign in crisis, Trump has turned to two of his trademark tricks: Blaming other Republicans, and claiming the election and polls are rigged against him. Seth Meyers dissected the latter claim on Tuesday night.
“How can you possibly think everything is rigged against you?” Meyers said. “You’re a blowhard with a seventh-grade vocabulary who became a celebrity billionaire with a supermodel wife. Life isn’t unfair to you, it’s unfair for you.”
Trump has gone so far to suggest that his supporters (illegally) monitor polling places on Election Day to make sure the election isn’t “stolen” from them. As Meyers pointed out, this rhetoric is misleading (voter fraud is an insignificant problem in the United States) and dangerously undermines faith in the political process.
Our political system depends on people accepting the outcome, even if they don’t agree with it,” Meyers said. “But Trump cries fraud whenever he disagrees with something or someone, just like he questioned President Obama. And now he’s trying to de-legitimize Hillary Clinton by calling her a criminal who should be thrown in jail.”
Watch the clip below.