Trump ‘doesn’t have the preparation, the temperament, or the core values’ to be president says Barack Obama
|Obama’s fresh attack on Trump after debate as he says he ‘doesn’t have the preparation, the temperament, or the core values’ to be president|
United States president Obama called Clinton well-respected around the world, serious and someone with a vision of how to put people back to work – although he admitted admits he is biased about his former secretary of state.
He said Republican Donald Trump ‘doesn’t have the preparation, the temperament, or the core values of inclusion’ that would take America forward.
The interview was intended to encourage people to vote, but its political direction was clear.
‘I am admittedly biased,’ he said.
‘I’ve worked with Hillary, I know her, she is well-prepared, she’s got the right temperament for the job, she’s well-respected around the world, she’s serious, she does her homework, and she’s got a vision to put people back to work and make sure the economy is working for everybody and not just a few.’
According to Dailymail,He refused to use Trump’s name and said of him: ‘I would say that the other guy doesn’t have the preparation, the temperament, or the core values of inclusion and making everybody have opportunities that would take our country forward.’
Obama said this year’s election is especially important because there are such big differences between the candidates.
He listed a series of policies – few of which had emerged at the debate – as reasons to vote.
‘If you’re concerned about the cost of going to college, if you’re concerned about where the jobs are going to be when you graduate, if you’re interested in a trade, or figuring out how you’re going to save to buy your own home, if you want make sure women are getting paid the same as men for doing the same job, or once you have a family, that you’re going to be able to take some time off if somebody gets sick and you’re not going to go broke if you get sick,’ he said.
‘These are all issues that really matter. They’re going to count.
‘Like I said, I’ve got a strong opinion that there’s only one candidate in this race, Hillary Clinton, who is actually qualified to do the job and make good decisions for us.’
Obama’s move on the Seacrest show was matched with an attack on Trump by his spokesman later in the day at the White House press briefing.
Spokesman Josh Earnest on Tuesday labeled as ‘preposterous’ Trump’s comments during the debate that the U.S. Federal Reserve and its chair, Janet Yellen, were ‘doing political things’ by keeping interest rates at current levels, saying Obama had demonstrated his commitment to protecting the Fed’s independence.