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Obama Assures Hollywood: Donald Trump Will Not Be President

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Barack Obama reassured a few of Hollywood’s biggest stars that Donald Trump will not be president come November.

Obama tells celebrities Donald Trump will not be president

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Speaking to a room with celebrities like Julia Louis-Drefyus, Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Roberts at a fundraiser in Los Angeles Thursday night, the president said he realizes there is “a deep obsession” with the Republican front-runner.

According to a White House pool report, when an attendee said he hoped Trump would not succeed him, Obama said that “wouldn’t happen.” (RELATED: This Huge Country Star Just Revealed The Republican She’s Supporting For President)

Obama tells celebrities Donald Trump will not be president

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Obama added that although candidates like Trump and Ted Cruz are “painted as outliers,” they accurately represent the Republican party.

“It gives you a sense of what’s at stake in this election,” he said. “What’s at stake is how our democracy functions.” (RELATED: Kelsey Grammer Just Revealed Which Republican He’s Supporting For President)