Trump: 'Ridiculous' Recount Is 'a Scam'

Says Jill Stein is lining her pockets, raps Hillary Clinton for not respecting outcome
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2016 6:44 AM CST

(Newser) – Donald Trump is not going to keep you in suspense about what he thinks about election recount efforts currently underway: "This recount is just a way for Jill Stein, who received less than one percent of the vote overall and wasn't even on the ballot in many states, to fill her coffers with money, most of which she will never even spend on this ridiculous recount," said the president-elect in a statement (he tweeted similar sentiments). The Green Party candidate's effort to get a recount in Wisconsin has already raised $5 million, reports CNN, as well as attracted the muted support of Hillary Clinton's campaign—a fact not lost on Trump, who Sunday morning began a tweet-storm ripping the Democrat as having "conceded the election when she called me just prior to the victory speech and after the results were in. Nothing will change." He then proceeded to remind Clinton of her horror when he said in the final debate that he might not respect the result, concluding, "So much time and money will be spent - same result! Sad". (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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