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Trump accuses media of helping Hillary in 'rigged' election

Press Trust of India  |  Edison (New Jersey) 

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has accused "corrupt" media of helping his Democratic rival to become the next US president by spreading "outright lies" and rigging the general elections.

"Instead of being held accountable, Hillary is running for President in what looks like a rigged The is being rigged by corrupt media, pushing completely false allegations and outright lies, in an effort to elect her President," Trump told his cheering supporters at an rally in New Hampshire yesterday.

"But we are going to stop it. We are not going to back down. We are not going to let it happen. We are just getting started," he said.

Claiming that he will win the November 8 presidential elections, Trump, 70, said latest polls showed that he is trailing behind Clinton by a margin which is greater than the margin of error.

"Clinton is the most corrupt person ever to seek the office of the Presidency - and the media, donors and special interests who support her will do everything they can to cling to their power and prestige at your expense," Trump alleged.

The documents released by WikiLeaks make more clear than ever just how much is at stake in this election, he said.

The documents show the Clinton Campaign colluding with the State Department and Justice Department over the investigation into her illegal email server that put the country and its people in danger, Trump said.

"They show how the Clintons ripped off the people of Haiti. They show the Clinton Campaign viciously attacking Catholics and Evangelicals. They also show how the media collaborates and conspires directly with the Clinton Campaign," he alleged.

"To cover-up her crimes, deleted 33,000 emails - after a Congressional Subpoena - she lied to Congress under oath, she made 13 phones disappear, some with a hammer, and now we learn 2 boxes of evidence mysteriously went missing," Trump alleged.

He said Clinton should have been prosecuted and gone to jail for her crimes.

"The FBI and the Department of Justice created a fraud in allowing to get away with her terrible crimes and I guarantee you, the Clintons are laughing at them," he said.

"The Director's performance in Congress, coupled with Bill Clinton's clandestine meeting on the tarmac in the Attorney General's airplane just prior to decision-time on Hillary - supposedly talking about golf and grandchildren - is perhaps the lowest point in those department's history," Trump said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 04:57 IST