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Did Donald Trump Just Admit That He's Going To Lose The Election?

He wished Hillary Clinton "lots of luck" in the coming years.

20/10/2016 8:49 AM IST | Updated 21/10/2016 12:37 AM IST
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Donald Trump may not be prepared to say he’ll officially accept the results of the election, but he appeared to concede during the final presidential debate Wednesday that he’s likely to lose to Hillary Clinton.

During a segment on “foreign hot spots,” Trump began by attacking plans to accept more Syrian refugees into the U.S., saying the country is effectively inviting Islamic State fighters to cross the borders in what would be a “great Trojan horse.” But as he capped off his attack, Trump seemed to let slip that he believed the supposed consequences of such actions would be Clinton’s to deal with.

“Wait until you see what happens in the coming years,” said Trump. “Lots of luck, Hillary. Thanks a lot for doing a great job.”

Maybe Trump is simply reading the writing on the wall. Current predictions suggest he has less than a 5 percent chance of winning in November, with polls showing him trailing by substantial margins in a number of key battleground states. Still, rather than focusing on improving his chances of victory by winning over voters, Trump has spent large portions of the last week complaining that the election is being “rigged” against him.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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