While speaking to reporters at the New York Hilton Midtown hotel on Tuesday night shortly before polls started closing, Trump adviser Omarosa Manigault was asked whether the GOP nominee planned to accept the results if he loses.
“Both candidates have written acceptance speeches and concession speeches,” she said of Trump and his vice presidential running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Asked if she had seen Trump’s speeches, the former star of Trump’s reality show The Apprentice replied, “No, that’s above my pay grade.”
The Journal reports that Manigault was the only Trump adviser taking questions from the press in the hotel ballroom where the GOP nominee’s election party was being held.
Trump has repeatedly suggested that the election is being rigged against him, and during the final presidential debate last month he refused to say whether he would concede the race if he loses. “I’ll keep you in suspense, okay?” he told moderator Chris Wallace at the time.
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Earlier on Tuesday, with just hours left in the election, the business mogul said that if he doesn’t win, he “will consider it a tremendous waste of time, energy and money.”
“I will not consider it great if I don’t win,” he said.