Mollie Hemingway: "Not Healthy" When Pundits Pretend Not To Understand What Trump Means


The Federalist contributor Mollie Hemingway says that the uproar over Trump's comment that he will "wait and see" what happens before promising to accept the results of the election is overblown.

TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: You had a really interesting line today... 'This is an exampl of how pundits take [Trump] literally, but not seriously, and voters take him seriously but not literally. What do you mean by that?

MOLLIE HEMINGWAY: It is kind of the message of his campaign that the elites have rigged systems, whether it is the government, economy, media. He talks about rigging all the time.

As do actually people on the other side of the aisle. This is a populist message that resonates very well. And then our media, the punditry, tend to be hyper-literal whenever he says anything, and that is what happened last night when he said he would "wait and see" about the election.

They just freaked out, and I think that it is not a healthy thing when they pretend they don't understand what he means, or they make such a big deal out of something.

Particularly in a week when we have learned a lot from these undercover journalists about Democratic operatives seemingly admitting to vote-rigging schemes, voter intimidation efforts, when we are not that far out from the 2000 election and the eight following years, when people said that George W. Bush wasn't elected, but selected, as Hillary Clinton herself said in 2002. All this feigned outrage is kind of ridiculous.

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