Donald Trump: ‘I will totally accept’ election results ‘if I win’

DELAWARE, Ohio — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Thursday that he will accept the results of the general election next month — if he wins.

“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,” Trump told supporters at a rally in Delaware, Ohio, his first comment since the final presidential debate Wednesday.

After pausing for effect, he said, “if I win.”

Trump was widely panned by Republicans and Democrats after the debate during which he refused to pledge to accept the results of the election, regardless of the winner.