The 2016 presidential race, not surprisingly, came up as President Obama officially welcomed the Italian Prime Minister to the White House.

FOX's Gurnal Scott with the story:

The President said of Donald Trump's "rigged" election claim that kind of "whining", as he put, it is unprecedented:

(President Obama) "Trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place." 

On Hillary Clinton's emails, the President said the state department and FBI have been clear about quid pro quo allegations:

(President Obama) "The notion or the accounts that have been put out there are just not true."

On the election, the President says he hopes both sides accept America's vote in three weeks and act accordingly.

Gurnal Scott, FOX News.

Watch the President and Italian Prime Minister's joint press conference below:

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