President Barack Obama still has high hopes for the American people. In a recent news conference in California, Obama opened up about Donald Trump’s presidential run and apparently, our current president thinks the American people are much too sensible to elect someone like Trump. Obama even went so far as to say that being president is way harder than hosting a reality show, a not-so-subtle jab at Trump, who was fired by NBC from his hit reality series Celebrity Apprentice after making some pretty offensive comments about Mexican-Americans during Trump’s announcement that he would be running for president in the 2016 election.
“I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president,” CNN reported Obama as saying during a news conference. “And the reason is that I have a lot of faith in the American people. Being president is a serious job. It’s not hosting a talk show or a reality show.”
It sounded more like President Obama was talking to the American people when addressing all the reasons why Donald Trump should not be president. “It’s not promotion, it’s not marketing. It’s hard. And a lot of people count on us getting it right,” Obama continued. Barack didn’t keep his comments only on Trump and had plenty of negative to say about Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio too. It was Donald Trump that seemed to draw the most concern for Obama, who is either trying to convince himself that people won’t really vote for Trump or he’s seriously trying to convince them not to do it.
‘Mr. Trump will not be president’: Obama unloads on the entire Republican 2016 field https://t.co/37lw6JbTBY
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) February 16, 2016
Obama continued to lay out the reasons that he believes Donald Trump should not be president. “Whoever’s standing where I’m standing right now has the nuclear codes with them, and can order 21-year-olds into a firefight, and (has) 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 are falling apart and are gonna be looking for us to do something.” Obama is right, that is a huge job and many have wondered how Trump would handle some real world problems while keeping the peace and improving conditions for Americans at the same time.
Much of Trump’s stump speech rhetoric is based on the insecurities of alarmist conservatives, such as shutting down the borders and building walls to keep immigrants out. There’s pretty much no argument that Trump would be quick to hit some of those buttons and send America to war, putting U.S. lives at risk and costing the U.S. economy billions of dollars. Trump is trying to appeal to conservatives based on patriotism but severely lacks the moral values that many conservatives place so much importance on when choosing their candidate.
Barack Obama: I don’t think Donald Trump will be President https://t.co/zEy3LnOKkv
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 17, 2016
It looks like The Donald isn’t a fan of Barack Obama either. Too bad for Trump, Obama is already in the home stretch of his second term as president. That said, Trump seems to be ignoring actual statistics and jumping on a very popular conservative bandwagon that claims Obama will go down as the worst president in the history of the United States. Maybe when it comes to the opinion of current conservatives that might be true but when you actually break down the facts and look at economic growth, inflation rates, gas prices and unemployment claims in America, Barack Obama’s presidency will definitely not fall near the bottom.
It’s pretty clear that Trump’s comments were reactionary to Obama’s stance against Trump’s bid for election. “He’s going to go down as one of the worst, perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States,” Mr. Trump said on Fox and Friends. “You know, it’s interesting — when they make those statements, that means that, in way, it’s a badge of honor, because that’s the one that they’re looking at.” Hopefully, we can all agree that no one needs or wants a president that is simply reactionary. Naturally, Donald Trump couldn’t resist an opportunity to respond to Barack Obama’s comments. Be sure to see what Trump said below.
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