I have to think that President Obama said this just to see the reaction.
President Obama said Tuesday that Donald J. Trump should “stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes.”
Speaking at a Rose Garden news conference with Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, Mr. Obama also called it “unprecedented” for any presidential candidate to “discredit the elections” before any votes were even cast, as Mr. Trump has done repeatedly in recent days.
“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,” Mr. Obama said. “It’s unprecedented. It happens to be based on no facts.”
“It doesn’t really show the kind of leadership and toughness that you’d want out of a president. If you start whining before the game’s even over, if whenever things are going badly for you and you lose you start blaming someone else, then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job.”
“So I’d advise Mr. Trump to stop whining, and go try to make his case to get votes.”
So far there’s been no 3 a.m. tweetstorm, but wait for it.