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President Obama: The Election Will Not Be ‘Rigged’

President Barack Obama speaks to a media after a assembly with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and members of a Joint Chiefs of Staff during a Pentagon on Aug 4 in Arlington, Virginia.i

President Barack Obama speaks to a media after a assembly with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and members of a Joint Chiefs of Staff during a Pentagon on Aug 4 in Arlington, Virginia.

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President Barack Obama speaks to a media after a assembly with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and members of a Joint Chiefs of Staff during a Pentagon on Aug 4 in Arlington, Virginia.

President Barack Obama speaks to a media after a assembly with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and members of a Joint Chiefs of Staff during a Pentagon on Aug 4 in Arlington, Virginia.

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President Obama discharged GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s criticism this week that a choosing might be “rigged” this year.

“Of march a choosing will not be rigged! What does that mean?” Obama pronounced during a news discussion during a Pentagon. “That’s ridiculous. That doesn’t make any sense.”

The boss combined Americans should not take Trump’s musings on this seriously. “We do take seriously, as we always do,” a boss said, “our responsibilities to guard and safety a firmness of a voting process.”

On a Monday debate stop in Ohio, Trump told voters: “I’m fearful a election’s going to be rigged. we have to be honest.”

Obama currently alike Trump’s comments to children in a schoolyard angry about a detriment “before a measure is even tallied.”

On a apart matter, a boss pronounced he believes Trump should continue to accept national-security briefings, an determined use for all presidential possibilities to safeguard a well-spoken transition for a subsequent administration.

Trump lifted questions this week when he regularly claimed to have witnessed video shot in Tehran of a new $400 million money transfer from a U.S. government. There is no justification that video exists and his debate aides have walked behind Trump’s claim.

“If someone is a nominee,” Obama said, “they get confidence briefings, so if they were to win they’re not starting from blemish if they were to turn president. They have been told these are personal briefings. If they wish to be president, they have to start behaving like a president.”

Obama does not trust Trump will be that president. Earlier this week he pronounced he believes Trump is “unfit” for bureau and went so distant as to call on GOP leaders to forgo his candidacy.

Democratic presidential claimant Hillary Clinton has surged in each vital open opinion check given a Republican and Democratic conventions concluded. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, out Thursday afternoon shortly after Obama spoke, gave Clinton a 9-percentage-point lead, 47 to 38 percent, opposite Trump.

Obama’s press discussion was hold during a Pentagon, where he was assembly with troops officials to plead a latest U.S. efforts to idle a Islamic State.

Obama is streamer to Martha’s Vineyard this weekend for his annual summer vacation.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2016/08/04/488688926/president-obama-the-election-will-not-be-rigged?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=politics