On Tuesday at a news conference, President Barack Obama called out Donald Trump today for his multiple claims that the election would be “rigged.” Obama then chides that Trump should “stop whining” and go win over some voters.
Obama’s partial statement on the matter:
“If you start whining before the game is even over, if whenever things are going badly for you and you lose, you start blaming somebody else. Then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job. Because there are a lot of times when things don’t go our way, or my way. One way of weakening America and making it less great is if you start betraying those basic American traditions that have been bipartisan and have helped to hold together this Democracy now for well over two centuries.”
He then adds: “And by the way, it doesn’t really show the kind of leadership and toughness that you’d want out of a president.”
Obama, who continues to affirm that the election is not flawed despite there being cases of voter fraud exposed in recent weeks, is deeming Trump’s talk “irresponsible” and suggests it could erode faith in the US political system. Regardless, Obama has pledged to take part in the processes of the peaceful transfer of power to Trump if he wins as the next successor.
“Remember, we are competing in a rigged election,” Trump said in Wisconsin Monday. “They even want to try and rig the election at the polling booths, where so many cities are corrupt and voter fraud is all too common.”
Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani agrees with Trump’s claims, saying he would have to be a “moron” to assume no electoral fraud would take place in Democratic-run cities like Philadelphia and Chicago.
Video of Obama’s press conference below:
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