Responding to Trump’s latest statements saying that the election process is “rigged,” President Obama told Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi that he’d tell Trump to “stop whining” and “get votes.”

Donald Trump has been facing intense scrutiny from the media due to the many alleged cases of sexual assault and harassment against him. Polls have stricken Trump hard, so he used them as leverage to say that the American election is rigged against him. Republicans have also come forth to leave Trump unguarded against his disbelief in American democracy.

United States President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stand for the U.S. national anthem during a ceremony held at the White House, Washington D.C. on September 18, 2016. Image credit: EFE/Michael Reynolds

House speaker Paul Ryan was reported to be “confident” that the elections will be fair and integral for all voters. Republican senator Marco Rubio also responded to Trump’s assertions saying that there is no evidence that the election is rigged in any way.

“I’d invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes. 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,” commented President Obama on a press conference with Renzi.

Whether Trump is right or not, Clinton has gained the lead in the polls, scoring an advantage of at least five points in average. Only Trump’s supporters will listen to his remarks saying that the election process is rigged, but that does not help him win any support at all. Leaning on that statement, Trump will not rally any more votes nor he will convince Clinton’s supporters to side with him.

Even Bill O’Reilly called for Trump to “stop whining” when he was interviewed by Stephen Colbert on The Late Show last Monday.

Obama’s last presidential dinner

Obama met Renzi at the White House to celebrate the last state dinner of his presidency. 400 guests were received at the White House, they were served a four-course meal as they dined on a tent in the house’s South Lawn.

Both leaders acknowledged common bilateral issues and agreed upon contributing toward the economic growth of the European Union and the United States, as Europe finds itself in a time of crisis and political uncertainty seeing that the U.K. left the EU and Russia still has a grip on Ukraine. Renzi revealed that he implemented an act to create jobs, similar to the one introduced by President Obama when he was first elected.

They also discussed the need for imposing further sanctions on Russia so it falls back from its proxy war offensive in Ukraine. After meeting in private, both leaders appeared to confirm the development of stronger relations between the U.S. and Italy.

President Obama spoke about how Italy has been a fundamental part of American History, given that Italian Americans arrived in the continent with nothing, relying on their families and faith to carry on with their lives.  The president added that America was built by immigrants and has always been stronger because of immigrants.

Source: U.S. News