It’s “possible” that a President Donald Trump could enter the White House within a year, admits Joe Biden. Barack Obama also says he could see Trump one day stepping up to the podium to address the United States during the State of the Union address — as long as it is on Saturday Night Live as part of a skit. At the same time, President Obama admitted that “anything’s possible,” which is a potential scenario that has some Democrat worrying greatly.
For example, Donald Trump’s new polls show the Republican in a statistical tie with Hillary Clinton, some Democrats questioning whether Bernie Sanders is the right choice to represent the Democratic Party.
“We’re going to start to have to look at how the [Democratic] candidates play against Donald Trump, because he’s certainly holding onto his lead in the Republican Party, and he has certainly played the Republican candidates in a way that has hurt some of his opposition, and I think people are going to start asking, ‘All right, who’s going to stand up under his type of campaigning?'” said David Allen, a Democratic Party leader in Barnstead, New Hampshire.
So far, the Republican’s polls are not “feeling the Bern,” since Trump continues to lead the GOP pack despite Ted Cruz trying to catch up. When speaking about Donald Trump, Joe Biden was asked by Matt Lauer if he believed it was possible for Trump to win the general election.
“Look, yes — if I can — yes, I think it’s possible,” Biden replied. “And I hope that if that were to occur — I hope it doesn’t because I have fundamentally different views than he does — I hope that he gets a lot more serious about the issues, a lot more serious about gaining knowledge about how this nation functions in foreign policy and domestic policy. But look, that’s a long way off.”
President Obama was asked on the same program whether “President” Donald Trump will win and end up taking his place at the White House podium, but Barack was a little more dismissive of the idea since the Today Show host suggested Trump’s rise in popularity was largely due to the actions of Obama.
“You know, talk to me if he wins,” Obama shot back in his own defense. “Then we’ll have a conversation about how responsible I feel about it.”
At the same time, Obama admitted that “anything’s possible,” so the Democrats should not “get complacent,” adding that “everybody’s got to work hard.” Biden was also asked if Trump’s candidacy in and of itself was a good thing for the American republic.
“Look, I think democracy — the incredible thing about America is it’s so open,” he said. “Anyone can get engaged, anyone can make their case, and the American people will listen. But this is just the very, very beginning. I think it’s premature to make any judgments about who’s going to do what.”
At the same time, Joe Biden’s assessment was not all rosy, since he claimed having a President Donald Trump would not be “healthy” for the United States.
“Trump is divisive, and I think he’d have to acknowledge he’s very divisive,” Biden claimed.
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