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During a press conference in the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday, President Barack Obama took the opportunity to criticize Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his claims that the election is “rigged” in his Democratic rival’s favor.
"It doesn't really show the kind of leadership and toughness that you'd want out of a president,” Obama fired. “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?” he went on. “Then you don't have what it takes to be in this job.”
Speaking alongside Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Obama added that Trump “trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place” is “unprecedented” in modern American political history.
Renzi also took a shot at Trump during his remarks, saying the future is about building bridges, “not walls.”
“The name of the future has to be education not intolerance, sustainability not distraction, trust not hate, bridge[s] not walls,” he said.
Trump and his campaign have repeatedly claimed that the election is rigged in Hillary Clinton’s favor.
He tweeted on Monday that, “Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day.”
Trump also blamed the media, calling their coverage of his campaign a "hit job" and accusing broadcast networks of "colluding" with the Clinton campaign.