President Barack Obama seemed incredulous Thursday at the idea of a “rigged” general election, which was suggested by Donald Trump.
“Of course the elections will not be rigged,” Obama said. “What does that mean?”
Earlier this week, Trump told a crowd in Ohio that he is “afraid the election’s going to be rigged.”
Speaking from the Pentagon after a meeting with his National Security Council, Obama explained that the federal government does not run the election process.
“If Mr. Trump is suggesting that there is a conspiracy theory that is being propagated across the country, including in places like Texas where typically it’s not Democrats who are in charge of voting booths, that’s ridiculous. That doesn’t make any sense and I don’t think anybody would take that seriously,” Obama said.