Rove: Dems ‘pathetic’ for not accepting Trump’s win

GOP strategist Karl Rove says Democrats questioning Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE’s victory are “pathetic.”

“They’re blaming the Russians for the failure of the [Hillary] Clinton campaign to actually have a campaign,” he said Monday on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom.”

“It is not good for our country when we have people like that, particularly people who have piously and hypocritically lectured the American people on the necessity of supporting the outcome of the election and then turn around and not support the outcome of the election.”


Rove said prominent Democrats are showing they didn't learn from the Clinton campaign’s mistakes.

“John Podesta and Donna Brazile and others are showing they’re not getting out of their bubbles,” he said, referencing Clinton’s campaign chairman and the interim Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman, respectively. "They’re fortifying their bubbles.”

“In reality, the Democratic Party will not begin to heal itself until it gets rid of that attitude and accepts the fact that it lost the election to Donald Trump because they had a lousy candidate, a lousy message, a left-wing attitude, and the American people didn’t buy it.”

Podesta on Sunday refused to say the presidential election was “free and fair” on NBC’s “Meet the Press."

He cited U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusion that Russia interfered to help Trump win.

“Well, look, I think the Russians clearly intervened in the election and I think that now we know that both the CIA, the director of National Intelligence, the FBI all agree that the Russians intervened [and] that as … NBC first revealed, [Russian President] Vladimir Putin was personally involved with that,” Podesta said.

Host Chuck Todd then pressed Podesta, repeating the question about a fair and free election.

“Well, I think it was — I think it was distorted by the Russian intervention,” Podesta said. "Let’s put it that way."

Prominent lawmakers from both parties have pushed for a deeper investigation. But the Trump campaign has dismissed the allegations about Russia.