Barack Obama ridicules Donald Trump, cautions against him being next US president
US President Barack Obama today admitted US is facing an imminent threat of Republican Party nominee Donald Trump winning the US elections this November.
Obama said anything is possible, while replying to chances of Trump succeeding him in the White House.
He was responding to questions in The Today Show by Savannah Guthrie today.
He mocked Trump’s lack of knowledge on international politics, adding Trump “doesn’t seem to have an interest in learning”.
“What I think is scary is a President who doesn’t know their stuff and doesn’t seem to have an interest in learning what they don’t know,” Barak Obama, in the interview, which has been put on air by NBC on Wednesday morning.
Obama alleged in his speeches and public appearances Trump showed he lacks a “basic knowledge about the world, or what a nuclear triad is, or where various countries are, or, you know, the difference between Sunni and Shia in the Muslim world”.
Trump has no idea on world politics, added Obama. “Those are things that he doesn’t know and hasn’t seemed to spend a lot of time trying to find out about.”
He rubbished Trump’s claims that he alone can resolve the world’s and United States’ problems saying “that’s not how our founders designed our system”.
“We’re not a government where some strong man orders people around and banishes enemies. I think that it’s important for us to remember that we live in a democracy. And by definition, then, the way we solve problems is by everybody participating and arguing and occasionally having to compromise,” Obama said.
Obama made it clear at the Democratic National Convention’s delegates to work to ensure that Clinton becomes the next President, said Trump “is somebody who likes attention, maybe surprised himself that he got this far” in the presidential race.
“So, my advice to Democrats — and I don’t have to give this advice to Hillary Clinton, because she already knows it — is you stay worried until all those votes are cast and counted,” Efe news quoted the President as saying.
“One of the dangers in an election like this is that people don’t take the challenge seriously. They stay home. And we end up getting the unexpected,” he added.