'I Continue to Believe Mr. Trump Won't Be President': Obama Talks GOP Field
During a press conference in California today, President Obama restated his belief that Donald Trump won't win the presidency.
"I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president," he said, responding to a question about the GOP field. "And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people."
Obama said 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, and a lot of people count on us getting it right."
The president also said that people in other countries are troubled by rhetoric that's come out of the Republican candidates on matters like immigration and climate change, and it isn't just restricted to Trump.
"I find it interesting that everyone's primarily just focused on Mr. Trump because he says in more interesting ways what the other candidates are saying as well."
Obama referred to Sen. Marco Rubio without mentioning him by name, saying that he is "running away as fast as he can" from an immigration bill he sponsored, that the president supported.
"The American people are pretty sensible, and I think they'll make a sensible choice in the end."