When will the madness end? President Barack Obama has publicly spoken out against Donald Trump’s campaign for president. While speaking at a press conference at the White House, Obama clearly stated that he fervently believes that Trump is “unfit” for the highest office. He went on to urge Republicans as a whole to retract their support for the real estate mogul.
Obama brought attention to the constant unacceptable behavior exuded by Trump and the many apologies the GOP has had to make on his behalf. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke firmly against the Republican nominee after he verbally attacked the mother and father of a fallen soldier for their Muslim roots. John McCain also shared their sentiment as a veteran himself.
Time after time, Donald Trump has proven his ignorance while speaking in a public arena. The father of the soldier he insulted, Khizr Khan, during his speech at the Democratic National Convention, addressed Trump directly. He inquired as to whether or not the mogul had ever even read the Constitution. The presidential nominee answered by stating that Khizr Khan had no right to ask that question.
The First Amendment to the Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment or religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
Today’s press conference bore witness to a long-awaited presidential rebuttal of the GOP’s backing for Donald Trump. Obama pleaded with leading Republicans to rethink their endorsement.
“The notion that he would attack a Gold Star family that had made such extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our country, the fact that he doesn’t appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in Europe, the Middle East, Asia means that he is woefully unprepared to do this job,” Obama said.
Donald Trump has no experience with foreign relations. He has also shown that his knowledge of foreign policy and international issues is extremely limited. Almost weekly, there is another instance where he has egregiously insulted some person or group of people.
“The question they have to ask themselves: If you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him?” Obama said. “What does this say about your party?”
The GOP’s continued support of the Republican nominee only makes their apologies seem disingenuous and empty. The president went on to state that “this isn’t a situation where you have an episodic gaffe…There has to be a point in which you say ‘This is not somebody I can support for the President of the United States.”
— Tammy Metzger JD, MA (@JuriSense) August 2, 2016
In true Trump form, Donald Trump responded to the president’s unsupportive remarks on social media sites with anger and accusations. His Twitter and Facebook pages are riddled with hatred and slander.
STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FAILED LEADERSHIP: https://t.co/SPgFIFuSO7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2016
His campaign one-liner is to “Make America Great Again.” It is quite alarming that two men (Trump and Pence) with such strong social intolerances actually have a shot at running the country. Donald Trump does not even have a day of experience in a political office. How is he qualified to hold the lives of millions of Americans in the palm of his hand?
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