Donald Trump's attempts to claim that the presidential election is being rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton are being challenged by the very man who will be giving his position of power to either Trump or Clinton come January-President Barack Obama.
Trump has recently been claiming that Clinton has been colluding with the media to rig the election in her favor, hence the negative press about him regarding the leaked hot mic tape from 2005 with Billy Bush, and the several claims from women who have come forward with allegations of sexual assault or misconduct that they faced from him. However, in new statements, President Obama has said that Trumo needs to stop making false claims and accept the outcome if he loses the election in a gracious manner.
In a news conference with the Italian Prime Minister today, Obama said that trump needs to "stop whining" and suggested he "makes a gracious concession speech" if he loses the election, and that his claims the election is rigged are just "discrediting" the process that has been in place for hundreds of years.
"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," he said. "It's unprecedented."
His comments come just one day after political commentator Bill O"Reilly, who has been known for his more inflammatory statements in the past, appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and also said Trump needed to "stop whining" because it was going to help him win the election, and would only serve to help discredit him even more.
"Now if I'm Trump...stop whining, stop that! And say, 'Look, I've got three things I want to say to you tonight, bang, bang, bang,'" he said.
"It's rigged, It's rigged, it's rigged," Colbert joked.
"That's whining," O'Reilly replied. "He should have a little buzzer, that whenever he whines it's like BZZZZAAATTT. "
Obama's comments also come on the heels of a new poll which suggests that Clinton holds a clear advantage in battleground polls, and would comfortably win the 270 votes majority needed to win the election overall.
In a new poll published by The Washington Post on 15 states, Clinton holds leads of four points among likely voters or more, including states which traditionally swing one way or another, with a total of up to 304 potential electoral votes, while Trump could have an advantage that only takes him to 138, with 96 of the votes still considered a Toss-Up, in states like Arizona, Florida, Ohio and Texas.