Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boards her campaign plane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on October 23, 2016 in Morrisville, North Carolina. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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"To say you won’t respect the results of the election, that is a direct threat to our democracy."
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton characterized her Republican rival, Donald Trump, as a sore loser Sunday when she argued during remarks in North Carolina that no presidential candidate in either party has ever refused to pledge to accept the results of an American election.
"To say you won’t respect the results of the election, that is a direct threat to our democracy," Clinton said. "The peaceful transfer of power is one of the things that makes America America.”
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton boards her campaign plane in Morrisville, North Carolina, Sunday. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
“It is not a joke,” she added. “And look, some people are sore losers, and we just got to keep going.”
During the third presidential debate, Trump refused to commit to abide by the results of the election, which he has charged is “rigged.”
“I will keep you in suspense, OK,” he said.
At a rally last week, Trump doubled down, telling supporters, “I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election — if I win.”
Watch Clinton’s remarks below:
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