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'Some people are sore losers': Hillary Clinton hits out at Trump as election draws closer

Clinton’s comments come after Trump said he’d refuse to accept the outcome of the election if he lost.

Image: Saul Loeb/PA

HILLARY CLINTON HAS branded Donald Trump a “sore loser” after the businessman refused to commit to accepting the result of the election.

Just over two weeks out from the election, the Democratic nominee has described Trump’s comments as an affront to democracy.

She also claimed his words were more consistent with those of a dictator instead of a democratically-elected president.

Speaking at a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, Clinton said: “To say you won’t respect the results of the election, that is a direct threat to our democracy.

“The peaceful transfer of power is one of the things that makes America America.

 And look, some people are sore losers, and we just got to keep going,

Last week, Trump told supporters he would accept the result if he won.

He said: “I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election – if I win.

“I will accept a clear election result, but I will also reserve my right to contest and file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result.”

Obama Obama speaking at a rally in Nevada on Sunday. Source: John Locher/PA

Current US president Barack Obama has also been criticising Trump in the run-up to the election on 8 November.

Blackjack

Obama stopped off in the tightly-contested Nevada before headlining party fundraisers in California.

He told the crowd: “You’ve got blackjack.”

Obama was unsparing in his criticism of Trump, describing the businessman as unfit to serve as president.

Obama said that for years, Republican politicians and far right media outlets have trumped up “all kinds of crazy stuff” about him and Clinton.

He cited as an example those who questioned whether he was born in the US or alleged that he would take everybody’s guns away.

Obama added: ”Is it any wonder that they ended up nominating somebody like Donald Trump?

“So Donald Trump did not start this. He just did what he always did, which is slap his name on it, take credit for it and promote it.”

Meanwhile, Trump’s campaign received a welcome boost over the weekend after Nevada’s largest newspaper, The Las Vegas Review-Journal endorsed him for president.

The paper wrote: “Mr Trump’s impulsiveness and overheated rhetoric alienate many voters.

“He has trouble dealing with critics and would be wise to discover the power of humility.

“But neither candidate will ever be called to the dais to accept an award for moral probity and character.

“And we are already distressingly familiar with the Clinton way, which involves turning public service into an orgy of influence peddling and entitlement designed to line their own pockets — precisely what a disgruntled electorate now rises up to protest.”

With additional reporting by AP

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