Obama: Donald Trump Is 'Unfit' to Be President

The president questions prominent Republicans who criticize Trump's behavior and have also endorsed him.
5:28 | 08/02/16

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Transcript for Obama: Donald Trump Is 'Unfit' to Be President
Yes a very good mom Republican nominee is unfair. To serve as president. So it's a last week and he keeps on proving. The notion this he would. Attack. A gold star family. That. Have made such extraordinary sacrifices. On behalf of our country. The fact that he. Doesn't appear to have basic knowledge of critical issues. And Europe and the Middle East. And Asia. Means that he is woefully I'm prepared. To do this job. And this is not just my opinion I think what's been interest me. Is. The repeated denunciations. Of his statements. By leading Republicans. Including the speaker of the house. I had. The senate majority leader. And prominent Republicans like John McCain. And the question I think that they have to ask themselves is if you wore repeatedly. Having to say. In very strong terms what he has said is unacceptable. Why are you still endorse him. What does this say about your party. That this is your standard bear. This is a situation where you're an episodic guess. This is daily. And weekly where they are distancing themselves. From statements he's making there has to be a point at which you say. This is not some American support for president of the United States. Even if he purports to be a member of my party. And you know the fact that that has not yet happened. Makes some of these denunciations bring hall. I don't doubt their sincerity I don't doubt that. The were. Outraged about some of the statements mr. trump and his supporters made about the Contra. But. There has to come point at which you sorry. It's. Somebody who makes those kinds of statements. Doesn't have the judgment the temperament. The understanding. To occupied. Most powerful position. In the world. Because a lot of people depend on. The White House getting stuck right. And this is different than just having policy disagrees. And I are recognized they all profoundly disagree with myself for Hillary Clinton on tax policies. On. Certain elements of foreign policy. But. In other urban Republican presence with whom I disagreed with but I didn't have a doubt that. They can function as president. Other guy was right and and and Mitt Romney and John McCain wrong on certain policy issues but I never thought. They couldn't do the job. And had they won I would have. Been disappointed. But I would've said to all Americans there are this is our president. And I know they're going to abide by certain norms and rules of common sense. Will observe basic decency. Will. Have enough knowledge about. Economic policy and foreign policy. And our constitutional traditions and rules all that. Our government will work and then wal. Compete for years from now try to. Win an election. But that's not the situation here. And that's not mine just my opinion that is the opinion of many prominent Republicans. There has to come a point at which you say. And the alternative is that. The entire party the Republican Party. It effectively endorses and validates. The positions are being articulated by mr. trump and as I said in my speech last week I don't think that actually represents. The views of oh whole lot of Republicans sat there.

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