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Here's how Trump responded when asked if he'll accept election results

Trump promised in September that he would "absolutely" accept the election's outcome.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump looks out to the audience during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Republican presidential nominee just might not accept the results of the 2016 election should he lose.

"I will tell you at the time," Donald Trump said Wednesday night during the final 2016 presidential debate when asked if he would concede to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton should she win in November.

"I will keep you in suspense, okay," he added.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump answers a question during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trump's admission from the Las Vegas debate stage breaks from previous comments he and his family have made about the election's outcome.

During the first presidential debate in September, Trump promised that he would "absolutely" accept the election's outcome, even should he lose.

And daughter Ivanka Trump said the she "believe[s] he'll accept the outcome either way," as she spoke during a women's event earlier Wednesday.

But when asked by debate moderator and Fox News host Chris Wallace Wednesday if he would accept the results — after claiming that the electoral system is rigged against him for the past several months — Trump refused to give an affirmative answer as he instead slammed the media for being "corrupt" and "dishonest" in its coverage of 2016.

“That’s horrifying," Clinton said of Trump's answer – or lack thereof.

She also asserted that the Manhattan businessman is "talking down our democracy" which left her "appalled."

Following the debate, Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer said the RNC would indeed accept the results of the election.

Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham criticized Trump for his lack of an answer as well Wednesday.

"He should have said he would accept the results of the election," she tweeted. "There is no other option unless we're in a recount again."

"Donald Trump can't argue for his candidacy on the merits, so he's resorting to dangerously pushing a 'rigged' election and scaring his supporters into discrediting American democracy," deputy communications director for the progressive American Bridge PAC Kevin McAlister also weighed in following Trump's response.

At the time of Wednesday night's debate, Trump trailed Clinton by more than 6 points, according to Real Clear Politics' aggregated polling data.

This story has been updated.

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