PBO calls out Trump on his lies about the rigged election, and it’s glorious:
A partial transcript in case you can’t watch:
I have ever seen in my lifetime or in modern political history any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before the votes take place. It’s unprecedented…
You start whining before the game’s even over? If, whenever things are going bad for you and you lose, you start blaming somebody else? You don’t have what it takes to do this job… I’d advise Mr. Trump to stop whining and go make his case to get votes.
BOOM. The president also pointed out that elections are run by state and local officials, so if there’s a massive con job going on, people like Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Trump supporter (and possible alien life form from Planet Reptar) would have to be in on it.
I would only add that there is an ongoing attempt to rig this election, one that cleverly bypasses local voting mechanisms that are hard to corrupt nationwide due to decentralization. The genuine attempt to rig this election is being carried out by a foreign power, Russia, using a hostile third party, WikiLeaks, to disseminate stolen information timed to maximize damage to Democrats.
If anyone on earth should STFU about rigged elections, it’s Donald J. Trump. He’s the beneficiary of an attempted heist on a scale we’ve never seen before.