US President Barack Obama has given his harshest rebuke of Republican party presidential nominee Donald Trump saying the Billionaire is unfit to serve in the White House and lambasted Republicans for sticking by their nominee.
“The Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president,” Obama said on Tuesday at a White House news conference with the Prime Minister of Singapore. “He keeps on proving it.”
Obama described his feelings about Trump as unprecedented, recalling disagreements with previous GOP presidential nominees Sen. John McCain and Mitt Romney — but never an outright sense they were unfit to serve as president.
“The notion that he would attack a Gold Star family that made such extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our country, the fact that he doesn’t appear to have basic knowledge of critical issues in Europe, the Middle East, in Asia, means that he’s woefully unprepared to do this job,” Obama said while with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
“There has to be a point at which you say, ‘Enough,’. What does this say about your party that this is your standard-bearer?” Obama asked of GOP leaders. “This isn’t a situation where you have an episodic gaffe. This is daily and weekly where they are distancing themselves from statements he’s making. There has to be a point at which you say, ‘This is not somebody I can support for president of the United States, even if he purports to be a member of my party.’ “
“I don’t doubt their sincerity. I don’t doubt they were outraged by some of the statements that Mr. Trump and his supporters made about the Khan family,” Obama said. “But there has to come a point in 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.’ “