US President Barack Obama has told Donald Trump to “stop whining” as he disproved his claim that next month’s White House election will be rigged.
He was Speaking at a Rose Garden news conference with Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, Mr. Obama also called his accusations as “unprecedented” for any presidential candidate to “discredit the elections” before any votes were even cast, as Mr. Trump has done repeatedly in recent days.
Obama asked Mr. Trump to actually stop whining about the scenario. He with a smirk on his face said, “By the way, [it] doesn’t really show the kind of leadership and toughness that you’d want out of a president. You start whining before the game’s 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”.
“One of the great things about America’s democracy is we have a vigorous, sometimes bitter political contest, and when it’s done, historically, regardless of party, the person who loses the election congratulates the winner, reaffirms our democracy and we move forward,” Mr. Obama said.
Obama also asked Trump to understand the fact that elections are run by state and local officials, which means that there are places, like Florida for example, where you’ve got a Republican governor whose Republican appointees are going to be running and monitoring a whole bunch of these election sites. The notion that somehow if Mr. Trump loses Florida it’s because of “those people” that you have to watch out for, that is … irresponsible
Donald Trump has been facing much sinking in poll numbers because of the recent controversies of accusations of sexual assault on him which is making him comment such things to shift the blame to the authorities.
The businessman-turned-politician has claimed the 8 November election will be “absolutely rigged” in favor of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.