At a Tuesday joint news conference in the White House Rose Garden Barack Obama attempted to discredit Donald Trump’s claims of political rigging.
“I have never seen in my lifetime or modern political history, any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before the votes have even taken place, it’s unprecedented.” President Obama said as he wagged his finger in the air, “It happens to be based on no facts” “He (Donald Trump) started whining before the game is even over.” Then stuttering “If, if, if ever things are going badly for you and you start blaming someone else, then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job.” “I’d advise Mr. Trump to stop whining and start making his case to get votes”.
Obama also said that the GOP presidential nominee needs to toughing up and would reserve more scathing remarks against trump for the campaign trail.
The sitting president insisted that rigging an election could not take place because the process for voting for president is so decentralized.
Obama’s comments were in response to a tweet sent out by the Trump campaign on Monday where he called the election process a rigged system that will impact the polls.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2016
Although Trump gave no specific evidence of how results could be tainted the Republican Presidential nominee did point out how people who are dead are still registered to vote and undocumented immigrants will be able to cast ballots.