Last weekend, Barack Obama savagely roasted Republican hopeful Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, dropping the mic on his way out for good measure.
In a press conference overnight, the Democrat president took yet another swipe at Trump, reminding him that The White House and The Apprentice are two very different things.
When considering Trump, who is effectively the last candidate standing in the race for the Republican nomination, Obama called on the press and public to weigh his past statements, and said:
“This is not entertainment. This is not a reality show. This is a contest for the presidency of the United States.”
Even prominent Republicans are wary of the outspoken billionaire, with House Speaker Paul Ryan questioning his stance on core issues, and Jeb Bush flat-out saying that Trump doesn’t have his vote.
Bush, the Florida governor who unsuccessfully challenged Trump for the nomination, said of his former opponent:
“Donald Trump has not demonstrated that temperament or strength of character. He has not displayed a respect for the Constitution. And, he is not a consistent conservative. These are all reasons why I cannot support his candidacy.”
Dubya’s younger brother also noted that he wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton either, so yeah.
With the election to be held in November and Clinton and Trump to be the likely candidates, we can expect a lot more snark to pass between the two sides between now and then.
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