President Obama ripped Donald Trump to shreds during a press conference in California, where he made it clear that he views Trump as an unqualified reality television host who will eventually be rejected by the voters.
The President said:
I’ll leave it to you to speculate on how this whole race is going to go. I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be President. And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people, and I think they recognize that being President is a serious job. It’s not hosting a talk show or a reality show. It’s not promotion. It’s not marketing.
It’s hard. And a lot of people count on us getting it right. And it’s not a matter of pandering and doing whatever will get you in the news on a given day. And sometimes it requires you making hard decisions even when people don’t like it, and doing things that are unpopular, and standing up for people who are vulnerable but don’t have some powerful political constituency. And it requires being able to work with leaders around the world in a way that reflects the importance of the office; and gives people confidence that you know the facts, and you know their names, and you know where they are on a map, and you know something about their history. And you’re not just going to play to the crowd back home — because they have their own crowds back home — and you’re trying to solve problems.
And so, yes, during primaries, people vent and they express themselves. And it seems like entertainment, and oftentimes it’s reported just like entertainment. But as you get closer, reality has a way of intruding.
And these are the folks who I have faith in, because they ultimately are going to say whoever is standing where I’m standing right now has the nuclear codes with them, and can order 21-year-olds into a firefight, and have to make sure that the banking system doesn’t collapse, and is often responsible for not just the United States of America but 20 other countries that are having big problems or falling apart and are going to be looking for us to do something. And the American people are pretty sensible and I think they’ll make a sensible choice in the end.
President Obama blistered Trump. The President made it clear that he views Donald Trump as completely unqualified to lead the country. Obama had Trump nailed. Being president isn’t about marketing, slogans, or pretending to be a leader. The actual job demands an intelligent, experienced, and knowledgeable leader.
Donald Trump plays an expert on television, but Barack Obama is an expert when it comes being president. Trump is unqualified, thin-skinned, and totally unfit to be president. Donald Trump wasn’t created as a response to the presidency of Barack Obama. Trump’s rise is the sole responsibility of the leaderless and directionless Republican Party. The GOP is so weak that they have been unable to stop a reality television star from hijacking their party.
If Republicans do nominate Trump, voters won’t be fooled by same buzzwords that have gotten Trump 30%-40% support in the Republican primary. For all of the reasons that President Obama described, Donald Trump’s White House bid is destined to fail.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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