Cancel the election and give me the presidency now, declares Trump: ‘What are we even having it for?’

PUBLISHED : Friday, 28 October, 2016, 8:50am
UPDATED : Friday, 28 October, 2016, 8:55am

Donald Trump, flagging in the polls, has tried out a new suggestion in the closing stages of unpredictable election campaign - why not just scrap the election altogether?

“We should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump, right?” the Republican presidential nominee, who has repeatedly raised the spectre of possible vote rigging, asked supporters while campaigning in the midwestern industrial city of Toledo, Ohio.

“What are we even having it for? Her policies are so bad!”

Trump once again attacked the stamina of Democrat Hillary Clinton and said that he would reopen federal investigations into her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state and her family’s charitable foundation.

“Hillary Clinton put the office of secretary of state up for sale,” he said. “And if she got the chance, she’d put the Oval Office up for sale.”

Campaigning earlier Thursday in Springfield, Ohio, Trump claimed again that Clinton appeared “tired” after the last two debates. He seemed to imply that she was on the verge of needing physical assistance.

Trump said, is “a low energy person.” Then, without presenting any evidence, he claimed that she was in bad physical shape after their most recent debates.

“I watched after the last debate and after the second debate. She was tired, wow. She walked off that stage, of course she had a lot of people around; they had a lot of people around her, which was smart,” Trump said.

No evidence has emerged that Clinton was suffering physically during or after the debates.

Trump has regularly sought to raise doubts about Clinton’s health. He recently began airing a television ad that shows Clinton stumbling as she tried to get into a vehicle after a ceremony commemorating the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York. After that incident Clinton revealed that she had been stricken with pneumonia.