Trump camp on 'rigged' elections: 'We have to be worried' if relying on feds
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'Haven't thought about' pardons for Mueller target Pence: Rocket attack 'proves that Hamas is not a partner for peace' Conservation remains a core conservative principle MORE's campaign chief on Friday doubled down on the GOP presidential nominee's claim of election rigging after criticism from President Obama.
 
Obama laughed off Trump's claim on Thursday at a Pentagon press conference, calling it "ridiculous" for the business mogul to even suggest. 
 
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“For someone whose career got jumpstarted by the Chicago machine I was surprised to hear him say that," Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort remarked Friday on Fox News's "America's Newsroom."
 
"Frankly we think that the situation in the country, just like with the DNC’s primaries, is a situation where if you rely on the Justice Department to ensure the security of elections, we have to be worried," he added.
 
The White House has rejected Trump's claim of the election being "rigged," which went beyond the outspoken billionaire's similar attacks on the political establishment.
 
“I don’t even really know where to start on answering this question,” Obama said Thursday. “Of course the elections will not be rigged. What does that mean?”