Donald Trump's Still Bitter About That Emmys Loss & The Last Debate Was The Perfect Time To Let Everyone Know It
Donald Trump is a sore loser, and as we've seen, will do just about anything to shift blame for that loss onto something else. The presidential election? Rigged. The court case against his Trump University? Rigged. The fact that his television show, The Apprentice, never won an Emmy? Rigged. But worry not — the Republican nominee used the final debate in which he was supposed to discuss his plans as potential leader of the free world to instead let everyone know he, Trump, should have won an Emmy. If only those award shows weren't so damn rigged.
Hillary Clinton made mention of Trump's dangerous assertion that the presidential election is rigged, a belief that has caused just about every GOP official take one step further away from their nominee. But Trump is convinced — the failing media has set him up to lose the election, just like he lost his chance at Emmy gold.
This moment in the debate was perhaps just as strange as a taping of The Apprentice. Trump had just finished saying that the election was rigged against him, and that he would keep the American public "in suspense" as to whether or not he would accept the final results of the election, should he lose come November 8 (in keeping up with the reality television style, of course).
Clinton quickly responded: "You know, every time Donald thinks things aren't going in his direction, he claims whatever it is, is rigged against him. ...There was even a time when he didn't get an Emmy for his TV program three years in a row and he started tweeting that the Emmys were rigged against him."
Trump reminded her flatly: "Should have gotten it."
The Emmys, not to be outdone by the GOP nominee, fired back by providing a handy little infographic that details the process of how an award is actually won. (Spoiler: it's not rigged.)
But really, Trump's quip says it all. In addition to the other ridiculous, frequently offensive things Trump said throughout the last debate, the Republican nominee for president of the United States still managed to take a shot at an awards show for failing to recognize the incomprehensible talent that was the Apprentice television show. Because when the whole system is against you, how could you possibly be responsible for your own failures? And that seems to be just one of Trump's favorite line of defense lately.