As Election Day approaches and the polls continue to look dire for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, he is pinning the blame on everything except himself. “We’re going to beat the rigged system; we’re going to beat the rigged election,” Trump said at a rally in New Hampshire on Saturday.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) also told the crowd that “they are attempting to rig this election.”
Trump’s supporters are taking his “rigged” system rhetoric and accusations of lying by the media to their implied conclusion: revolt.
Most of the grumblings and musings of rebellion have come from everyday Trump voters, but on Saturday, Trump surrogate and Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke, an elected law official, tweeted that it’s “pitchforks and torches time” with a (stock) photo of an angry mob.
Trump’s campaign is currently floundering under the weight of numerous new allegations by women accusing Trump of sexual assault and harassment. In response, Trump has smeared the women, threatened to sue the media, and promoted conspiracy theories about the election being rigged against him by the media, the government, and the political establishment.