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Barack Obama Donald Trump

Believes Trump will not be president

16 Feb, 2016

At a press conference during a summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California, President Obama says that he believes Trump will not be president.

I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president.¬†And the reason is that I have a lot of faith in the American people. Being president is a serious job. It’s not hosting a talk show, or a reality show…The presidency isn’t “a matter of pandering and doing whatever will get you in the news on a given day. And sometimes, it requires you making hard decisions even when people don’t like it…Whoever’s standing where I’m standing right now has the nuclear codes with them, and can order 21-year-olds into a firefight, and (has) to make sure that the banking system doesn’t collapse, and is often responsible for not just the United States of America, but 20 other countries that are having big problems, or are falling apart and are gonna be looking for us to something…The American people are pretty sensible, and I think they’ll make a sensible choice in the end.

President Obama: "I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be President…" (C-SPAN)