US President Barack Obama believes the Republican frontrunner in the race for the White House will lose out on the presidency.
ABC News (@ABC) February 16, 2016
Speaking at the Asean economic summit in California, the president was asked by a reporter about the presidential prospects for Mr Trump.
The two-term leader made his views clear:
“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. And I think they recognise that being President is a serious job. It’s not hosting a talk show. Or a reality show.”
The billionaire businessman took the out going president’s opinion as a campaign boost: “This man has done such a bad job. He has set us back so far. And for him to say that is a great compliment if you want to know the truth.”
Trump response to Obama pic.twitter.com/1bM2a6Ndpt— TRUMP TV (@SJavner) February 16, 2016
Trump won the state primary in New Hampshire and leads the polls in South Carolina where Republicans vote on Saturday.