Trump will not be president, says Obama

WASHINGTON - Republican Donald Trump will not be president because it's a "serious job", President Barack Obama has said.

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

Mr Trump, a billionaire businessman, is the frontrunner in the race to be his party's choice for the White House.

He has won one state primary already, and leads the polls in South Carolina, where Republicans vote on Saturday.

Speaking at the Asean economic summit in California, the president was asked by a reporter about Mr Trump.

The electorate will not pick him, said Mr Obama, because "they recognise that being president is a serious job".

"It's not hosting a talk show or a reality show, it's not promotion, it's not marketing, it's hard. It's not a matter of pandering and doing whatever will get you in the news on a given day."

Mr Trump responded by saying it was a compliment to be criticised by a president who had done so much damage to the country.

The New York hotel developer's antipathy to Mr Obama goes back a number of years - he used to demand that the president produce proof that he was born in the US.

And his election campaign has continuously made headlines, for controversial remarks and policies.

Mr Trump said he would deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, build a wall on the southern border paid for by Mexico and that Muslims should be stopped from entering the US.

Comments (19)

i do not agree with trump at all in his ambitions but for obama to hink he understands the majority american populace is rather awkward. he will be shocked to see trump triumphant in his presidential campaign. america is not africa where leaders TELL the people who to vote for.

edika edikavic - 17 February 2016

Obama will never appoint a successor, hence it is the duty of the electorate

Sekuru Bonga - 17 February 2016

I think President Obama categorically stated that "I continue to believe..." He is neither appointing anyone nor is he telling people who to vote for. He is merely airing his views or should l say beliefs. Its a free world gentlemen...

Gidza - 17 February 2016

Gidza, the headline says, "Trump will not be president," says Obama. That's where I have an issue.how can Obama be so sure? It gives me suspicion that he is behaving rather African, and not American; like someone not willing to hand over power. You will be surprised there are many Americans in support of Trump's crazy ideas. America is a crazy state, isn't it?

edika - 17 February 2016

@Edeka. That headline, "Trump will not be president" was written by the Daily News sub-editor not Obama. "I continue to believe that Mr Trump will not be president. And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people," said Mr Obama. I don't think that is difficult to understand, even for one with brains that can fit an ant's head!

Clear - 17 February 2016

Obama is simply airing his personal views and is leaving office becuse his term is nearing its end.

Mudhiniwe - 17 February 2016

Obama is simply airing his personal views and is leaving office becuse his term is nearing its end.

Mudhiniwe - 17 February 2016

is he equating trump to doctor amai

edm - 18 February 2016

@edm...lol wakuseri

jay111 - 19 February 2016

You are spot on Gidza. "I continue to believe that Mr Trump will not be president. And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people," said Mr Obama. The electorate will not pick him, said Mr Obama, because "they recognise that being president is a serious job".

Jaluo - 23 February 2016

Clear, if you did your seventh grade you should know what quotation marks are used for kkkkkk. Ko hasha unodziwanepi isu tichingo panana njere kudai? asi uri hwindi kahii kana kuti uri kombi driver kana zrp traffic cop?

edika - 26 February 2016

Bonga, handina kuti Obama will appoint a successor. Read my text slowly, usingamhanyi, and understand it. Uri mukombi kahii maunoti ungazodarikidzwa station?

edika - 26 February 2016

kana trump asiri muparidzi wengochani, kana asingatsigiri kana kugamuchira ngochani ndiye anoita . ah uyu obama supporter wemagay haaite.

no to homos - 3 March 2016

True to hell with homosexuals,we would like such an American leader.

tm the great - 7 March 2016

True to hell with homosexuals,we would like such an American leader.

tm the great - 7 March 2016

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