Trump fires back at Obama as 'perhaps the worst president' in US history

Reupblican nominee's retort came after Obama denounced him as being “woefully unprepared” to serve as president of the United States.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 3, 2016 09:15
1 minute read.
Obama Trump

Obama and Trump. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lashed out at outgoing US President Barack Obama after the latter issued one of his harshest criticisms of the billionaire real-estate mogul, calling him "unfit" to serve as president.

"President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States!" Trump tweeted on Tuesday night.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Trump's retort came after Obama denounced him as being “woefully unprepared” to serve as president of the United States.


Speaking Tuesday at a joint news conference with Singapore’s prime minister, Obama said that Trump lacks the judgment, temperament or basic understanding of the world around him necessary to lead the world’s most powerful nation.

“I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president,” Obama said. “I said so last week. He keeps on proving it.”

In addition, he called on Republicans to condemn and repudiate their party’s nominee.


Obama spoke of Trump’s nomination, which the candidate formally accepted two weeks ago in Ohio, several days into a controversy involving the GOP candidate’s attacks on the Muslim family of an US Army officer, Capt. Humayun Khan, who died heroically in Iraq.

Trump’s decision to criticize a Gold Star family has invoked a deluge of condemnation from Republicans and Democrats alike. But members of the GOP who have already endorsed him refrained from fully revoking their support.

“What’s been interesting has been the repeated denunciations of his statements by leading Republicans, including the speaker of the House, the Senate majority leader, prominent Republicans like [Sen.] John McCain,” Obama said.

Michael Wilner contributed to this report.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Christian friends of Israel take part in the Feast of the Tabernacles celebrations in Jerusalem
September 26, 2018
Friends of Zion Flood Jerusalem

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF