Here’s why Donald Trump will not be US president, spelled out by the current occupant of the Oval Office.
“It’s not hosting a talk show, or a reality show,” said Barack Obama on Tuesday. “It’s not promotion, it’s not marketing. It’s hard and a lot of people count on us getting it right.”
Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Rancho Mirage, California, Obama said: "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."
The president did not say whether he thought Trump could land the Republican Party nomination, but did lambast the GOP for its savage rhetoric during the primary process that leaves “foreign observers are troubled.” The president said international observers were particularly troubled by the GOP's anti-scientific stance towards climate change and its flirtation with anti-Muslim bigotry.
In the UK, Trump's November suggestion to ban all Muslims from entering the US in the wake of the Paris massacre sparked a Commons debate on whether the business tycoon should be barred from entering British shores.
According to ABC, Trump immediately responded to Obama's dismissal, calling it a "great compliment.”
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