During the third presidential debate on Wednesday evening, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump refused to say that he would accept the outcome on Election Day, stating instead that he preferred to keep us in suspense. In his first public comments since, the AP reports that Trump doubled down thusly while campaigning in Ohio on Thursday: "I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election," Trump said. He waited a few seconds, then added the caveat, "If I win."
Donald Trump pointed to the 2000 election, stating that "if Al Gore or George Bush had agreed three weeks before the election to concede the results, and waive their right to a legal challenge, or a recount, then there would be no Supreme Court case." Trump went on to say, "We want fairness during the election. This is having nothing to do with me but having to do with the future of our country. We have to have fairness." He also dinged Clinton for "cheating," and questioned whether she should "resign from the race."