[dcquiz] President Barack Obama is gearing up to take on Donald Trump in support of Hillary Clinton, claims a new report from The New York Times.
As Clinton moves closer and closer to earning the Democratic nomination, her team has unrolled a new strategy to “portray Mr. Trump as a misogynist and an enemy to the working class whose brash temper would put the nation and the world in grave danger,” the Times reports.
Obama “has told allies he would gleefully portray Mr. Trump as incapable of handling the duties of the Oval Office,” according to the Times.
Despite some Democrats’ claims that Clinton would easily beat Trump in the general election, her planned offensive shows they aren’t taking the real estate mogul lightly.
“He’s formidable, he understands voters’ anxieties, and he will be ruthless against Hillary Clinton,” Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy told the Times. “I’ve gone from denial — ‘I can’t believe anyone would listen to this guy’ — to admiration, in the sense that he’s figured out how to capture everyone’s angst, to real worry.”