Quick Takes: Trump Will Accept the Outcome of the Election…If He Wins

* Last night, when Trump refused to commit to accepting the outcome of the election, this was part of his rationale for suggesting it would be rigged.

If you look — excuse me, Chris — if you look at your voter rolls, you will see millions of people that are registered to vote — millions, this isn’t coming from me — this is coming from Pew Report and other places — millions of people that are registered to vote that shouldn’t be registered to vote.

And yet, at a rally today, he said this:

Either he was lying about the millions of people who are registered to vote that shouldn’t be registered to vote, or it doesn’t matter as long as he wins.

* Here’s a shovel Donald, Jr. You might need a fresh one if you’re going to keep digging that hole deeper.

Moving into the White House would be a “step down” for his father, Donald Trump Jr. told a Fox News reporter after the third presidential debate Wednesday…

“Unlike Hillary Clinton, who’s gotten very rich being a politician, peddling American influence, he hasn’t. This is only a step down.”

* Interestingly enough, last night Chris Wallace asked Clinton about her infrastructure plan and suggested that it was like the Obama stimulus that led to such a weak recovery. Could he load that question up any more? Meanwhile, Trump weighed in with an “atta boy” at the way it was framed. One has to wonder why Wallace didn’t ask Trump about his infrastructure proposal.

Donald J. Trump took a step to Hillary Clinton’s left on Tuesday, saying that he would like to spend at least twice as much as his Democratic opponent has proposed to invest in new infrastructure as part of his plan to stimulate the United States’ economy…

Asked how he would pay for $800 billion to $1 trillion in infrastructure spending, Mr. Trump described a strategy that has been favored by liberal economists over the years. He said he would create an infrastructure fund that would be supported by government bonds that investors and citizens could purchase…

Conservative critics of Mr. Trump expressed concern that the idea would put the country deeper in debt and that it sounded alarmingly similar to Mr. Obama’s 2009 stimulus program.

* Here is something else Trump said last night:

Last week, as you know, the end of last week, they came out with an anemic jobs report. A terrible jobs report. In fact I said, is that the last jobs report before the election? Because if it is, I should win easily, it was so bad. The report was so bad.

Really?! Who are you going to believe on that one? The mendacious Republican nominee who thinks he can say anything? Or economist Jared Bernstein?

Of course, this report will become fodder for the campaigns. The fact is that there’s nothing at all in this report, or much more importantly, the trend labor market data, to make a case that the US job situation is in terrible, horrible shape. Nothing, nada, zip. It’s not in the data. We’re not at full employment, and there are the negatives I just noted. But we’re moving in the right direction at a good clip, and that’s finally starting to steer some long-awaited wage growth to those who depend on paychecks as opposed to tax avoidance.

* Some of you perceptive viewers out there might have noticed that the pantsuits worn by Hillary Clinton at the Democratic Convention and the final debate were both white. That was not an accident.

“The choice of a white suit for Wednesday’s debate harkened back to the not-so-distant past, when suffragists wore white to promote their struggle to gain the right to vote,” Booth Moore, a senior fashion editor for The Hollywood Reporter and Pret-a-Reporter, told ABC News moments after Clinton took to the debate stage at the University of Nevada.

Moore added, “It also serves as a reminder to voters, during a time when Trump has been under fire for lewd comments and accused by 10 women of inappropriate sexual behavior, that she is the women’s candidate.”

* Finally, as the day progressed, the whole “nasty woman” meme gained steam. The folks at Vox turned it into a video.

I’d love to see this image become iconic.

Nancy LeTourneau

Nancy LeTourneau is a contributing writer for the Washington Monthly.