Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been on a rant about the presidential election being “rigged by corrupt media” and Washington insiders.
Twitter took the accusation to the absurd, with arguments over the validity of Trump’s claims giving way to how the election should be rigged.
There were more conspiracy theories floated, others shot down and some constructive criticism about how it might have been better rigged.
#IfTheMediaRiggedTheElection Hitler killed JFK, the moon landing was faked, Elvis sung in auto tune, 2Pac is alive and I’m Harambe
— That guy (@SoulsForDonuts) October 19, 2016
The media did a TERRIBLE job of rigging the Republican primary. #IfTheMediaRiggedTheElection
— Jeff Edelstein (@jeffedelstein) October 19, 2016
#IfTheMediaRiggedTheElection they would focus on a few vulgar words while ignoring the vile & treasonous actions of the former first couple
— AltRight Networking (@_AltRight_Anew) October 19, 2016
#IfTheMediaRiggedTheElection they would’ve given the person easiest for Hillary to beat billions in free air time in the primaries. Oh wait.
— SenseiofSarcasm™ (@Artist_Angie) October 19, 2016
Other asked why the word “if” was in the hashtag.
the hashtag #IfTheMediaRiggedTheElection is so stupid. The media did help rig the election. Take the “If” out
— Daryl Makk (@Daddymakk) October 19, 2016
#IfTheMediaRiggedTheElection What do you mean “if”? They do rig the election.
— Bushido Evil Ninja (@genocide_cutter) October 19, 2016
It would look exactly like the 2016 election
— Rob (@reg1776) October 19, 2016
Users also had some suggestions on how it should be rigged.
The Kardashians Will Be The First Family
— Dhanaraj (@Dhanarajtweet) October 19, 2016
#IfTheMediaRiggedTheElection Neither candidate would win and Ellen would be named Queen.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) October 19, 2016
— Scott Fischler (@FastLaugh) October 19, 2016
#IfTheMediaRiggedTheElection Doctor Who would be our new PM here
— Gretel Armstrong (@SugarGretel) October 19, 2016