President Obama to Donald Trump: ‘Being President Is a Serious Job,’ It’s Not Like Hosting ‘The Apprentice’

Barack Obama and Donald Trump
President Barack Obama and Presidential hopeful Donald Trump Evan Vucci - Pool/Getty Images; Joe Raedle/Getty Images

No way, Jose. President Barack Obama predicted that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump will absolutely not make it to the Oval Office next year.

"I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president," the president said after an economic summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California. "And the reason is that I have a lot of faith in the American people."

The president then noted Trump's background as former host and producer of The Celebrity Apprentice. "Being president is a serious job. It's not hosting a talk show or a reality show," he continued. "The American people are pretty sensible, and I think they'll make a sensible choice in the end."

Naturally, Trump had a retort for Obama that night and the following morning on the Today show. "I’m obviously his worst nightmare if I go in, but he can make the statement," Trump said. "But people are tired and they’re angry and they’re fed up."

Regardless, Trump is currently leading polls and won the New Hampshire primary among Republicans, while Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders beat out Hillary Clinton on February 9.


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