Dump Trump now: Obama says Trump is ‘unfit’ and that GOP’s McCain and Ryan agree

by WorldTribune Staff, Aug. 2, 2016

President Barack Obama used a joint press conference with the prime minister of Singapore and his bully pulpit at the White House today to discredit the man who has promised to take his place.

Obama said Donald Trump does not have the judgment or temperament or understanding to be president and added that “there’s something phony” about this week’s CNN poll.

U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Aug. 2. / Joshua Roberts / Reuters
U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Aug. 2. / Joshua Roberts / Reuters

The president called on Republicans to reject and denounce their party’s nominee.

“I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. I said so last week. He keeps on proving it. The notion that he would attack a Gold Star family, … the fact that he does not appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in Europe, the Middle East, in Asia. It means that he is woefully unprepared.

“There has to come a point at which you say somebody who makes those kinds of statements doesn’t have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world,” Obama said at the event with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

This is not just my opinion. What’s been interesting has been the repeated denunciations of his statements by leading Republicans. Including the Speaker of the House, the Senate Majority Leader, prominent Republicans like John McCain.

“I recognize that they all profoundly disagree with myself or Hillary Clinton on tax policy or on certain elements of foreign policy,” Obama said of Republicans. “But you know, there have been Republican presidents with whom I disagreed with but I didn’t have a doubt that they could function as president.”

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