It's become de rigueur to become outraged at almost anything Donald Trump does or says these days, but reaction to his latest remarks about the election have been completely overblown, according to Trump himself. Besides his "nasty woman" comment from last Wednesday's debate, Trump also came under fire for proclaiming he was going to keep America "in suspense" about whether he'd accept the election results. And he doubled down the next day, noting he most certainly would accept the results "if I win." Despite all of the ensuing commotion from his comments, however, Trump told WBT-AM on Monday that he "knowingly" said what he said "because what's happening is absolutely ridiculous," and added that the din is a lot of ado over nothing, Politico reports.
"Yes, I think too much is being made" of it all, he told host Bo Thompson, adding that the "very unfair" media has continued its Trump "pile-on, the likes of which nobody's ever seen" and that he is "going to protect the people." Hillary Clinton did some doubling down of her own Monday, telling radio host Sam Sylk that her opponent's remarks were "horrifying" and that "we can be disagreeable with each other on issues without threatening our democracy." And she kept up that train of thought on Twitter, where she called Trump's statements "a direct threat to our democracy" and added that "while Donald Trump is assaulting our democracy, millions of people are standing up for it—registering, voting early, and volunteering."