Trump adviser Roger Stone has issued a warning.
In a podcast last week, long-time Trump adviser Roger Stone said that if the election results in November don’t match opinion polls, the Republican nominee should challenge the validity of the election and warned that the unrest could end in a “bloodbath”.
Of course, the problem now is that the polls all show Trump losing. Badly.
No longer able to find polls that support the myth of a Trump lead, or even of a close race, Trump has been citing increasingly aging polls. For the first time, Trump even talked about his lead in “internal polling,” despite mocking the idea of internal polling in the past.
And even though the previous threat was to throw a fit if the results didn’t match, the deeper Donald Trump sinks in the polls, the more the word “rigged” appears at Trump’s rallies.
If Donald Trump can’t win, will he try to flip over the board?
At a rally on Monday Mr. Trump said he was afraid that the November election “is going to be rigged” – backing up his statement by saying it was something he was hearing “more and more”.
In a television interview, he repeated the warning.
“November 8th, we’d better be careful, because that election is going to be rigged,” he said. “And I hope the Republicans are watching closely, or it’s going to be taken away from us.”
If Trump has begun a heavy push on the idea that the election won’t be fair, Trump adviser Roger Stone has gone way past that point. Stone is making the assumption that the election will be rigged, that any Trump loss can only happen by trickery, and he’s preparing for what comes after the “stolen election.”
In a conversation between Roger Stone and Alex Jones (a combination that could generate more conspiracy theories in 15 minutes than a convention on ancient astronauts), Stone is preparing the idea that Trump’s followers won’t tolerate his loss.
Can you imagine if this was a Clinton adviser – they would be calling for her to drop out!