Obama urges Trump to stop whining
Online Desk: US president Barack Obama lacerated Donald Trump on Tuesday over his repeated assertions that the November 8 election is rigged against him, telling the Republican presidential candidate to ‘stop whining and try to make his case to get votes.’
With opinion polls showing him falling further back against his White House rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump has intensified his allegations, although numerous studies have shown that voter fraud in US elections is rare.
At a canvass rally in Grand Junction, Colorado, Trump continued his attack, saying, ‘The press has created a rigged system and poisoned the minds of the voters.’
But he also applied his words to detail a new initiative if elected president: a constitutional amendment imposing term limits for members of Congress, six years for members of the House of Representatives, 12 years for members of the senate.
Obama was asked about Trump’s voter fraud assertions on Tuesday at a joint news conference in the White House Rose Garden following meetings with Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi.
He responded with a blistering attack on the Republican candidate, noting that US elections are run and monitored by local officials, who may well be appointed by Republican governors of states, and saying that cases of valuable voter fraud were not to be seen in American elections.