President Obama spoke at a press conference where he answered questions about the candidacy of former reality show host Donald Trump and the likelihood of the success of his campaign.
In the same press conference in which Obama gave the GOP a lesson on how the constitution works in terms of selecting a SCOTUS nominee, then shamed the right on their refusal to accept and act on what scientists are reporting regarding climate change, he also gave a thorough and scathing answer about Donald Trump’s chances of ever making it to the highest office in the land.
A reporter asked Obama to weigh in his feelings about Trump being the GOP frontrunner considering his racist and xenophobic rhetoric regarding Muslims and immigrants, and Obama did not hold back in his answer. President Obama believes that the bombastic Trump, who relies on saying the most insulting and outrageous things possible in order to get free press and lots of attention, will ever be president.
While Trump’s idiocy is sometimes entertaining, voters are sure to see his rhetoric differently should he become the nominee. Obama’s faith in the American public to understand that entertaining the public is not the same as protecting and representing the public was the theme of his answer, although he got a few good digs in, as well.
“I’ll leave it to you to speculate on how this whole race is going to go. I continue to believe that Mr. Trump will not be president, and the reason is 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. It’s not pandering and doing whatever will get you in the news on a given day.”
See his full answer below: