*Donald Trump may reign at the top of the GOP presidential nominee polls, but according to President Barack Obama, the real estate mogul will come up short in being the next commander-in-chief.
“I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president, and the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people, and I think they recognize that being president is a serious job,” Obama said at a press conference in California. “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, and it’s not a matter of pandering and doing whatever gets you in the news on a given day.”
Obama’s comments come after Trump collected a decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary as well as his most direct on the 2016 presidential race. Although Trump has gotten the most attention among the Republican presidential contenders for his divisive comments, Obama condemned what he believes is anti-Muslim rhetoric from all those running in the Republican field, while highlighting the fact that Trump isn’t the only one making such remarks.
“I think foreign observers are troubled by some of the rhetoric that’s taken place in these Republican primaries, and the Republican debates. I don’t think it’s restricted, by the way, to Mr. Trump,” the president stated Tuesday. “I mean, I find it interesting that everyone’s focused on Trump, primarily just because he says in more interesting ways what the other candidates are saying as well.”
“So he may up the ante in anti-Muslim sentiment, but if you look at what the other candidates have said, that’s pretty troubling too,” Obama continued.