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President Barack Obama has faith that American voters won’t treat the upcoming presidential election like a reality show by voting for Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Obama’s comments about Trump came at a news conference in California after a meeting with southeast Asian leaders on Tuesday. Obama stressed the importance of being Commander-in-Chief and said Trump as president won’t be nearly as entertaining as many might believe.

He added that the campaign trail isn’t about pandering to particular voters; it’s about communicating a thorough plan to benefit everyone.

Via CNN:

“I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president,” Obama said. “And the reason is that I have a lot of faith in the American people.

Being president is a serious job. It’s not hosting a talk show, or a reality show. Whoever’s standing where I’m standing right now has the nuclear codes with them, and can order 21-year-olds into a firefight, and (has) to make sure that the banking system doesn’t collapse, and is often responsible for not just the United States of America, but 20 other countries that are having big problems, or are falling apart and are gonna be looking for us to something.”

When it comes to his thoughts on Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the president admitted he hasn’t studied their campaigns as deep as he’d like.

The site reports:

“Ultimately, I will probably have an opinion on it, based on both — (having) been a candidate of hope and change and a President who’s got some nicks and cuts and bruises from — you know, getting stuff done over the last seven years.”

Trump responded to Obama during an event in Beaufort, South Carolina:

“He has done such a lousy job as president,” Trump said, before adding that he didn’t mind being targeted by Obama, saying he took it as a “great compliment.”



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