Republican primary voters are venting their frustration by supporting Donald Trump, President Obama said Tuesday. But Obama said he has confidence that the American people won't ultimately trust the billionaire reality show star with the nuclear launch codes.
"I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president, and the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people. And I think they recognize 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," Obama said at a news conference in California Tuesday.
Obama has been critical of Trump before — especially on his anti-Muslim rhetoric. But after hosting a summit of leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries on Tuesday, Obama gave a more specific critique of Trump's foreign policy credentials.