An almost unanimous American press believes that Donald Trump committed political suicide when he refused to say whether he will accept the election results.
– On Thursday when moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump during the third and final TV presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, if he would accept the result of this election on November 8, he replied “I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense.”
“The Washington Post writes “A general mistake”. The Los Angeles Times writes “Disturbing the “Little Trump”, while the Republican loyal newspaper the New York Post believes that Trump’s statement simply renounced his election victory.
– “Consciously or not, the guy ceded the race on television”, said the top news Thursday morning.
Also conservative Fox News, who thinks Trump made his best debate so far, acknowledges that he may have undermined any possible progress with the statement.
– Infantile nonsense
The newspaper The New York Times goes even further:
– Trump sank to a new low of infantile nonsense, unable to refrain from verbal abuse and scornful grin.
His sparkling repertoire included constant repetitions of “wrong, wrong, wrong” and the grandiose, woman hater final “for an awful woman,” writes the newspaper, which believes Clinton at the end of the debate behaved like a victorious matador dancing around a mortally wounded bull.
Also, many experts are outraged by Trump’s statement. Minerva commentators Jan Arild Snoen thinks this shows that Trump’s candidacy is unorthodox.
– It’s not particularly president like, says Snoen, who believes the purpose of the statement was to appeal to Trump supporters to vote on election day, November 8th.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today