16, October 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has accused the “corrupt” US media of manipulating the 2016 election in favor of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. “Hillary is running for president in what looks like a rigged election,” Trump told supporters in New Hampshire on Saturday.
“The election is being rigged by corrupt media pushing completely false allegations and outright lies in an effort to elect her president,” the real estate magnate said.
Trump is furious at the US media, which has launched an offensive against him in recent weeks over his sexual abuse scandal. A 2005 video was released last Friday, in which Trump can be heard making lewd comments about women and bragging about groping them.
A number of women have since come forward claiming that the business mogul has sexually assaulted them. Trump has called the allegations “slander and libel” and part of a “concerted, coordinated and vicious attack” by Clinton and the news media to undercut his campaign.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who earlier withdrew his support from Trump, criticized his comments that question the validity of the US electoral process.