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Trump Proclaims Himself Debate Winner in Early Morning Tweet

Donald Trump declared his debate win on Twitter by citing unscientific polls created by specific media outlets.

The Hill reports:

Republican nominee Donald Trump in an early morning tweet declared himself the winner of the third and final presidential debate.

“Thank you America- I am honored to win the final debate for our MOVEMENT,” he said.

Trump cited unscientific polling from news outlets including the conservative Drudge Report, which said 84 percent of its readers picked the billionaire as the debate winner over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

He did not include a CNN poll taken after the debate that gave the win to Clinton by a 52 to 39 percent margin.

Trump in Wednesday night’s debate refused to say if he would accept the results of the election, which he has said is “rigged.”

“I will look at it at the time. I’m not looking at anything now,” Trump said.

Trump often tweets in the early morning hours, once telling followers at 3 a.m. to “check out” former Miss Universe Alicia Machado’s “sex tape.” Clinton had brought up Machado in a debate, saying Trump had called her “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping” because she was Latina.

Clinton fired off her own series of early morning tweets in response, highlighting national service instead of attacks on the billionaire.

“For those few people knocking me for tweeting at three o’clock in the morning, at least you know I will be there, awake, to answer the call!” Trump said last month in a shot at Clinton.

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