Obama Insinuates Trump’s Foreign Policy Threatens War

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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President Barack Obama said that increased scrutiny of Donald Trump would prevent the businessman from being elected president and implied Trump’s positions would cause chaos during a Friday White House press briefing.

“There’s going to be plenty of time to talk about his positions on various issues,” Obama said when asked about his reaction to Trump becoming the presumptive Republican nominee. “I just want to emphasize the degree to which we are in serious times and this is a really serious job. This is not entertainment, this is not a reality show. This is a contest for the Presidency of the United States,” Obama added.

“What that means is that every candidate, every nominee needs to be subject to exacting standards and genuine scrutiny,” the president said. He continued to push his line of thinking that uncritical media coverage of Trump has led to the businessman’s rise to the GOP nomination.

“Means that you got to make sure their budgets add up, means that if they say they got an answer to a problem that it is actually plausible,” Obama said. “If it is completely implausible and will not work then that needs to be reported on, the American people need to that.”

He continued to say, “if they take a position on international issues that could threaten war or has the potential of upending our critical relationships with other countries or would potentially break the financial system, that needs to be reported.”

Obama said that, “the American people, they have good judgement and instincts. As long as they get good information.”