Donald Trump Believes That The First Presidential Debate Was 'Rigged'

by Hope Schreiber

First, Donald Trump said that he obviously won the debate held on Monday night.

Now, he's saying that the debate was "rigged."

So, theoretically, Trump is saying that he won the rigged debate, as though it was rigged in his favor, right?

Recently, Donald Trump called the first presidential debate, along with its moderator Lester Holt, "a rigged deal."

While speaking to a rally in New Hampshire on Thursday, he told the crowd he "had to put up with the anchor and fight the anchor all the time on everything I said. What a rigged deal."

Meanwhile, many are actually analyzing if Lester Holt was too silent, as he let the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton battle it out on stage.

Despite claiming that he won every single poll online, he still is coming for Holt.

The polls Trump refers to are online polls, where anyone can cast a vote, and are not scientific or, in reality, all that reliable. In fact, many Redditors and 4Chan users flooded Internet polls to vote for Trump as a lark.

Trump also believes he was given a faulty microphone, which would explain all of his weird sniffling.

Forty percent of Trump's supporters agree he was given a bad mic, while 23 percent are not sure. Out of all voters, only 23 percent believe his mic was faulty.

Trump went on to explain the experience, saying,

What a rigged deal. I tell you we're in such a rigged system. It is terrible. What's going on in this country is so sad.

However, before Thursday night when he said Holt helped rig the debate, Trump spoke praises of the moderator,

I thought Lester did a great job. Honestly, I thought Lester did a great job.

He even said that Holt's questions were "very fair."

The Tuesday morning after the debate, Trump told Fox News that Holt was "more than a little" biased against him.

On Wednesday, when the presidential hopeful appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor," Holt had earned a "C" grade from Trump.

Trump said,

When I first did it, I thought he was fine, I wasn't thinking about it, but when I reviewed it and when I saw all of the commentary — because a lot of people thought he was terrible — and I looked at all of the commentary, I realized he was much, much tougher on me than he was on Hillary, it was like day and night.

Was he though?


Citations: Variety (Variety)