President Obama ripped the GOP for continuing to support Donald Trump on Tuesday.
During a joint press conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the current commander-in-chief called Trump “unfit” to be president.
“I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president,” Obama said. “I said so last week, and he keeps on proving it. The notion that he would attack a Gold Star family that had made such extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our country, the fact that he doesn’t appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in Europe, in the Middle East, in Asia means that he’s woefully unprepared to do this job.”
Obama’s comments came after Trump attacked Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a fallen U.S. war hero who spoke out against the GOP nominee at last week’s Democratic convention. It was his latest move from which Republican party leaders have distanced themselves.
“There has to be a point at which you say, ‘Enough,'” Obama said. “The question I think that they have to ask themselves is: If you are repeatedly having to say, in very strong terms, that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him?”
Obama said that eventually Republicans should realize that Trump “doesn’t have the judgment, the temperament the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world.”
“There has to be a point at which you say, this is not somebody I can support for president of the United States, even if he purports to be a member of my party,” Obama said. “The fact that that has not yet happened makes some of these denunciations ring hollow.”