Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback tiptoed around focusing on presidential nominee Donald Trump during a meeting with reporters Monday, but he did talk about one of the Republican’s latest claims.
In recent days, Trump has been outspoken on Twitter about the election being rigged against him. Polls have showed him slipping behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton after the most recent debate and a 2005 audio clip came to light where Trump can be heard talking about acts that refer to sexual assault.
Brownback said he has faith in the fairness and authenticity of American elections.
"I don't doubt that there's problems in some places, but I've been on the ballot a lot and I think overall that system operates well,” Brownback said.
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He then criticized how the media covers certain issues, but said he appreciates the job reporters do, before finishing answering the question.
“Overall, I think it’s a good system,” he said.