Barack Obama Warns US Presidency Is Not A ‘Reality Show’805 views
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: President Barack Obama called Friday for Donald Trump’s White House bid — and his past record — to be held up to close scrutiny as he warned the US presidency was not a “reality show.”
“We are in serious times and this is a really serious job. This is not entertainment,” Obama told reporters when asked about the presumptive Republican nominee, and long-time star of the TV show “The Apprentice.”
“This is not a reality show,” Obama said.
“This is a contest for the presidency of the United States. And what that means is that every candidate, every nominee needs to be subject to exacting standards and genuine scrutiny.
“He has a long record that needs to be examined, and I think it’s important for us to take seriously the statements he’s made in the past,” Obama said.