President Obama Skewers Donald Trump’s White House Run: The Election Is Not a Reality Show

President Obama and Donald Trump
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President Barack Obama skewered Donald Trump’s run for the Oval Office during a Thursday, November 3, rally in Miami.

"Listen, you even have a Republican senator [Marco Rubio] saying you cannot afford to give the nuclear codes to somebody so erratic," Obama, 55, said of the Republican presidential nominee, 70.

The 44th POTUS, who is a vocal supporter of Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, also brought up the ex–Celebrity Apprentice host’s anti–Saturday Night Live Twitter rant about Alec Baldwin’s parody of the real estate tycoon on the sketch show.

“Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me,” Trump fired off on October 16. “Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!”

The commander-in-chief told his Florida audience that someone who gets that infuriated over an SNL spoof is not fit to run the country. "And as Hillary points out, anybody that you can bait with a tweet is not someone you can trust with nuclear weapons," he said. "Anybody who is upset about a Saturday Night Live skit you don't want in charge of nuclear weapons.”

Obama added: "No, I'm serious. This is a guy who, like, tweets they should cancel 'Saturday Night Live' — 'I don't like how Alec Baldwin is imitating me.' Really? I mean, that's the thing that bothers you, and you want to be president of the United States? Come on, man. Come on."

Referring to the leaked 2005 Access Hollywood video, in which the billionaire businessman brags to former host Billy Bush about groping women and grabbing them by their genitals without permission, Obama stated that Trump-supporting Republicans “can’t make excuses for this stuff,” and that it isn’t a “joke.”

"This isn't Survivor," he told the crowd. "This isn't The Bachelorette. This counts. This has to do with what's going to happen in your family, in your community, to soldiers and veterans, the safety of our kids."

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