Of all the incomprehensible moments of these three presidential debates, perhaps the most unfathomably, irrevocably bizarre one is of Donald Trump insisting The Apprentice should have won an Emmy.
It’s so weird it’s not possible to summarize, so here it is–beginning with Hillary Clinton’s response to Trump refusing to promise he’ll accept the outcome of the election:
Clinton: He said the Republican primary was rigged against him. Then Trump University gets sued for fraud and racketeering. He claims the court system and the federal judge is rigged against him. There was even a time when he didn’t get an Emmy for his TV program three years in a row and he started tweeting that the Emmys were rigged.
Trump: Should have gotten it.
Clinton: This is a mind-set. This is how Donald thinks. And it’s funny, but it’s also really troubling.
Now, surely—surely!—if you wanted people to take seriously your outlandish claim that the election is rigged, you wouldn’t fall into the trap of showing how you’re still a sore loser about a subjective award.
It was perfect fodder for the Clinton campaign’s Twitter account:
And a lot of other social media users had fun with it.
The Television Academy itself even decided to chime in to clarify the system wasn’t designed against Trump: