IS THIS “PRESIDENTIAL?”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 16, 2016) — FULL DISCLOSURE: The Post & Email began listening to Obama’s ASEAN press conference on Tuesday at 5:31 p.m. EST and did not hear what he said previously. However, at that time, Obama was stating that he “continues to believe that Donald Trump will not be president.”
The caption at the bottom of the screen read, “Obama answers question on Donald Trump,” or something similar. Obama referenced making “reality shows” in the context that Trump, who was star of NBC’s highly-rated “The Apprentice” for a number or years, is not capable of fulfilling the responsibilities of the office.
Obama said that the next president must be someone “serious” who is capable of “having the nuclear codes” and protecting the country.
Why would he respond to a political question at such a juncture? Why would he render an opinion on Trump’s candidacy?
Obama also claimed that no Republican presidential candidate cares about the appointment of a U.S. Supreme Court justice, referencing the death last weekend of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
Obama spoke from Rancho Mirage, CA, where the ASEAN conference had taken place with Southeast Asian leaders.
In a recap following Obama’s remarks, “The Five”‘s Kimberly Guilfoyle and her co-anchors said that Obama had rejected suggestions that he should not nominate a Supreme Court justice.
Obama said directly after Scalia’s death was announced that he would fulfill his “constitutional” responsibility.
Greg Gutfeld jocosely suggested that Obama might want to nominate an “undocumented” person for the position. He has currently referred to Obama as having been born in Kenya.
Obama talked about the importance of knowing the “background” of the candidates, but his background is opaque, and his long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration form are “computer-generated forgeries,” according to a nearly-five-year-long criminal investigation.
CBS News’s Mark Knoller tweeted:
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.