Obama: Trump ‘Woefully Unprepared’ for This Job – Watch The Entire News Conference

US President Barack Obama addressing a news conference Tuesday, August 2, 2016
US President Barack Obama addressing a news conference Tuesday, August 2, 2016

President Obama chided Republicans at a presser Tuesday morning for their failure to withdraw support from Donald Trump, a man he described as “unfit” and “woefully unprepared” to be lead the country.

“The notion that he would attack a Gold Star family that made such extraordinary sacrifices for our country, the fact that he doesn’t appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in Europe, in the Middle East, in Asia, means that he’s woefully unprepared to do this job,” he said.

“And this is not just my opinion,” he continued, observing that Republican leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, had frequently denounced their nominee’s statements. “If you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him?” he asked.

“What does this say about your party that this is your standard-bearer?” “This isn’t a situation where you have an episodic gaffe. This is daily, weekly.” He continued, “There has to be a point at which you say this is not somebody I support for President of the United States even if he purports to be a member of my party.”

In the absence of any formal withdrawal of support, denunciations from Republicans “ring hollow,” he said. —President Obama On Republicans and their support for Donald Trump: “the questions they have to ask themselves is if you repeatedly have to say in very strong terms that what he said was unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him” president Obam,a rips republicans for “hollow denunciations” of Donald Trump during press conference with Singapore prime minister in Washington dc Tuesday august 2 2016.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.