Obama Demands GOP repudiate and abandon Trump.
Trump is taking a lot of hits to his brand and reputation in the last few weeks, most of it by his own small hands. The question before the GOP today is: how much more will they take before they all start standing up for the country and telling Trump to take a hike?
The president implored Republicans to un-endorse him and asked what does it say about the Republican party that Trump is their standard bearer. This isn’t an “episodic gaffe,” this is daily and weekly, Obama said. Obama called on Republicans to repudiate and condemn the party’s nominee.
The question I think becomes, if they dump their own nominee at this point, who will they go to immediately to replace him? The only second place finisher for the GOP was Ted Cruz, which is a a thought no one wants to comprehend.
“There has to come a point at which you say somebody who makes those kinds of statements doesn’t have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world,” Obama said at the event with PM Lee Hsien Loong.
“There has to be a point in which you say this is somebody I can’t support for president of United States,” the president said. “There has to be a point in which you say ‘enough.'”
“I recognize that they all profoundly disagree with myself or Hillary Clinton on tax policy or on certain elements of foreign policy,” Obama said of Republicans. “But you know, there have been Republican presidents with whom I disagreed with but I didn’t have a doubt that they could function as president.”
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