Obama: ‘I’d Invite Mr. Trump to Stop Whining’ About Rigged Elections

. President Barack Obama (R) and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (L) talk in the Oval Office after an official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on October 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. Later today President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host their final …
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President Barack Obama denounced Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for suggesting that the election would be “rigged” against him.

“I’d invite Mr. Trump to stop whining, and go try to make his case to get votes,” Obama said during a press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House.

Obama said that if Trump won, he would expect Hillary Clinton to graciously concede, and admitted that it would be his job to welcome Trump “graciously” into the White House.

“That’s what Americans do. That’s why America is already great,” he said.

Obama said Trump’s comments about the elections signaled that he wasn’t prepared for the the job as president of the United States, something that Obama frequently repeats.

“You start whining before the game’s even over, if whenever things are going badly for you, you start blaming someone else, then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job,” Obama said, gesturing to the Oval Office.