“Stop whining,” President Barack Obama scolded Donald Trump today at a White House news conference, joining the pantheon of people advising the GOP nominee to knock off the pity party in advance of tomorrow’s final presidential debate and the November 8 election.
“I have never seen, in my lifetime or in modern political history, any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place. It’s unprecedented; and it happens to be based on no facts,” Obama said of Trump’s claim the election is rigged against him, during a joint newser with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
“You start whining before the game’s even over? If, whenever things are going badly for you…you start blaming somebody else, then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job,” the sitting president said, baiting Trump from the Rose Garden.
“I’d advise Mr. Trump to stop whining and go make his case to get votes.”
Obama also waived some Putin-related raw meat at the GOP candidate during the press conference widely covered by TV news operations.
“Mr Trump’s continued flattery of Mr. Putin, and the degree to which he appears to model many of his policies and approaches to politics on Mr. Putin, is unprecedented in American politics,” Obama said. So there’s that.