President Barack Obama has clearly indicated he doesn’t feel Donald Trump has what it takes to become the next President of the United States. He stated that if the Republicans did nominate Trump, the candidate Democrats choose has a better chance of winning.
While speaking with WMUR during an interview at the White House, President Obama said he doesn’t believe Donald Trump has what it takes to be the next president or to defeat a Democratic opponent.
Revealing what he truly thought about the GOP front-runner, Obama said, “I think that he is not somebody who even within the Republican Party can be considered as equipped to deal with the problems of this office, but look, we live in a democracy.”
Obama went on to add that if the Republicans do decide to go with Donald Trump, then the candidate that the Democrats choose would easily have far better chances of winning in a general election match-up.
“If in fact the Republicans nominate Mr. Trump, then it’s going to be an interesting fall season. I’m confident that ultimately the Democrat in that circumstance will win.”
The president hasn’t kept his disdain against Trump private. He recently took a potshot at the Republican front-runner during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night, reported ABC News. While Donald Trump didn’t attend the dinner, his son did.
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During his closing remarks, Obama feigned surprise about the senior Trump’s marked absence and wondered, “Although I am a little hurt that he’s not here tonight. We had so much fun the last time. And it is surprising. We have a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras and he says ‘no.’ Is this dinner too tacky for The Donald? What could he possibly be doing instead? Is he at home eating a Trump Steak? Tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel? What’s he doing?”
He even poked fun at the Donald Trump’s seemingly obscure foreign policy, saying, “They say Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president. But in fairness he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world: Miss Sweden, Miss Argentina, Miss Azerbaijan.”
Interestingly, despite Obama’s apparent skepticism about Donald Trump losing, during the recently conducted polls published Monday, Trump appears to be ahead of Hillary Clinton, stated Rasmussen Reports. The publication had asked 1,000 voters who they would vote if the 2016 presidential elections were held today. About 41 percent said they would vote for Donald Trump, while 39 percent lent their support to Hillary Clinton. The rest remained neutral or said they supported one of the other candidates like Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, or John Kasich.
However, even though Trump seems to have surged ahead of the Democrat candidate, Obama said he believes the GOP candidate will have a tough time beating the Democrat nominee come November, reported the Washington Examiner.
According to the Daily Mail, Donald Trump is the only Republican candidate who could secure the nomination before the GOP convention in July. With 966 delegates who have pledged their allegiance, Trump needs just 241 more to reach the minimum of 1,237. With just 566 and 153 delegates respectively, Ted Cruz and John Kasich have fallen way behind.
Trump had previously proclaimed that Cruz should abandon the presidential race if he lost the Indiana primary today.
“Yes, he should. He should leave the race if I win. Now, let’s see what happens. Indiana’s a great state and I have the support of Bobby Knight and so many other people. We’ll have to see what happens, but yes, I think he should get out of the race.”
Besides calling out Donald Trump, Barack Obama also slammed Republican senators for not voting on the nomination of Merrick Garland to serve as a Supreme Court justice.
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