Obama Just Attacked Trump Directly – Here’s What He Said
July 27, 2015 9:00am PST
For the last few weeks, we have been reporting on Donald Trump, who found himself the target of liberal backlash after he criticized the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico during his campaign announcement.
While many didn’t take Trump seriously as a presidential candidate at the beginning, that all changed last week when polls revealed that Trump is currently the frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination. Despite his success, the GOP establishment has been on a mission to take Trump down because he refuses to let them control him.
Since Trump has been an outspoken critic of Obama for years now, the president has been on a mission to ensure that the business mogul does not secure the GOP nomination. Obama knows that Trump would undo every single thing he has done during his sham of a presidency, and for that reason, he must be stopped.
During a speech in Ethiopia on Monday, Obama lashed out at Trump and the other GOP candidates for making “ridiculous” comments about his policies and launching “outrageous attacks” on him that he believes have crossed the line. When Obama was asked about Mike Huckabee’s claims that his Iran deal would “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven,” the president linked him to other Republicans like Trump and Ted Cruz.
“The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are just part of a general pattern we’ve seen that would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad,” Obama said, according to the New York Times. “We’ve had a sitting senator call John Kerry Pontius Pilate. We’ve had a sitting senator, who also happens to be running for president, suggest that I’m the leading state sponsor of terrorism. These are leaders in the Republican Party.”
“Maybe this is just an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the headlines,” Obama added, referencing Huckabee’s remarks.
Obama went on to attack Trump specifically, saying it’s offensive to “challenge the heroism of Mr. McCain, somebody who endured torture and conducted himself with exemplary patriotism.”
“The Republican Party is shocked, and yet that arises out of a culture where those kinds of outrageous attacks have become far too commonplace and get circulated nonstop through the Internet and talk radio and news outlets,” Mr. Obama continued. “And I recognize that when outrageous statements are made about me, a lot of the same people who were outraged when it’s made about Mr. McCain were pretty quiet.”
“The American people deserve better,” Obama concluded, referencing Trump. “Certainly presidential debates deserve better. In 18 months, I’m turning over the keys. I want to make sure I’m turning over the keys to somebody who’s serious about the serious problems the country faces and the world faces.”
Never one to let an attack on his character slide, Trump will likely be responding to Obama’s comments any minutes now. The president can whine all he wants, but the reality is that Trump is a force to be reckoned with in this election. Obama is terrified that Trump will destroy what little legacy he has, and he most definitely will!
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