9, December 2017
US President Donald Trump has said the American political system is rigged and sick from inside.
Trump made the comments during a rally in Pensacola, Florida on Friday night where his supporters also chanted “lock her up” after he mentioned his former Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton’s name.
During the 2016 election campaign, Trump’s supporters used to chant “lock her up” at his rallies throughout the presidential election.
“It’s being proven we have a rigged system. Doesn’t happen so easy,” Trump said. “But this system – gonna be a lot of changes. This is a rigged system.”
“This is a sick system from the inside. And there’s no country like our country, but we have a lot of sickness in some of our institutions,” he added.
“We’re working very hard, we’ve got a lot of them straightened out, but we do have, we really do, we have a rigged system in this country and we have to change it,” he continued.
Before the crowd began its chants of “lock her up,” Trump mocked the Democratic movement known as “the resistance.”
“They are resisting progress,” Trump said. “They’re resisting change. Because the only thing they really care about is protecting what they have been able to do, which is really control the country and not to your benefit.”
According to WikiLeaks, Trump won the November 8, 2016 US presidential election because Democrats rigged the system to have Clinton beat Bernie Sanders.
Independent Senator Sanders, who sought the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, could have won the election but the Democratic National Committee (DNC) stopped him from doing so by pushing him out from the primary race, the whistleblowing agency suggested in a statement issued a day after the election.
WikiLeaks claimed that the Democratic Party establishment conspired to ensure Clinton win the party’s presidential nomination. In doing so it chose a weaker candidate who lost the election against Trump, the agency suggested.
Last month, Trump invited Clinton to try again in 2020. “Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!” he tweeted.
Clinton had been leading Trump throughout the campaign in most of the polls except for the last week of the election when she lost ground to Trump, who stunned the world by defeating her.
In her recent interviews, Clinton has admitted that she is not entirely done with the election and still wonders why she lost to Trump.
Clinton has, on numerous occasions, blamed Russia for losing the election to Trump, claiming that Moscow had colluded with her rival. The allegations, however, have been repeatedly denied by both Trump and Russia.