Kellyanne Conway doesn’t seem to know what the word gracious means. She responded to Hillary Clinton’s call for a recount by suggesting that it was uncalled for given how “gracious” Donald Trump has been. Her boss spent the entire election calling Hillary Clinton “crooked,” he filled seats with her husband’s mistresses during the debates and when that didn’t work he outright threatened to jail her if he was elected.
The fact that he later back-tracked on his promise to “lock her up” is only a sign that any special prosecutor would find nothing worthy of incrimination given the chance. It made a scary election rant, but he doesn’t ultimately have the power to lock anyone up for crimes that they didn’t commit. In short, he was saving face.
Furthermore, the recount comes amid allegations of actual voter fraud. 5000 ballots have already been removed from the rolls in Wisconsin before the recounts have begun. No one believes that if things were reversed – and thousands of fake ballots had been cast for Hillary – that Donald Trump would quietly capitulate; regardless of how “gracious” his opponent was.
Calling for a recount is not ‘disrespecting’ the outcome of the election; it is the literal opposite. A recount helps to make the outcome more certain and ensure that the will of the people is being respected. Unless Trump believes that there are 95 thousand more fake ballots he should have nothing to fear. In fact, with all of the allegations flying around a recount would make his victory seem much more legitamate.
Some on Twitter are even calling Kellyanne Conway’s comments a threat. Suggesting that if she goes through with the recount that Trump may reconsider prosecuting her. This seems unlikely, since any effort to prosecute Clinton would likely look terrible for Trump in retrospect and ultimately amount to nothing. What does seem obvious is that Trump is legitimately scared of the recount efforts.
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) November 27, 2016
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