President Obama has told Donald Trump he does not have what it takes to be President if he is already “whining” before the vote has taken place.
The President tore into the Republican nominee following his continued claims that November’s US election is rigged.
“If 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, then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job,” Mr Obama said during a press conference at the White House.
He called Mr Trump’s intensifying warnings about voter fraud “unprecedented” in modern politics, saying his claims were not based on evidence, but simply aimed at discrediting the election.
“There is no evidence that that has happened in the past or that there are instances in which that will happen this time,” the President said.
“And so I’d invite Mr Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes.”
He also accused the Republican of modelling his policies on Russian President Vladimir Putin.