Obama and Trump wage war of words
After Obama said Trump ‘will not be president’, the Republican WH hopeful replied by calling him the ‘worst president in the US’ history’
Rancho Mirage (US): US President Barack Obama hammered home his belief that Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump would not be elected, knocking his reality show past and penchant for drawing media attention. Trump then called Obama the 'worst president in the US' history' on Twitter.
Obama reserved his toughest remarks for Trump, offering a scathing assessment of why he thinks the American people will not elect him. "I continue to believe that Mr Trump will not be president. And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people. And I think they recognize that being president is a serious job," he told reporters in California on Tuesday.
The 69-year-old Trump, who has long been ahead in the Republican race for the White House nomination, attacked Obama back on social media.
Donald Trump. Pics/AFP
"Interesting how President Obama so haltingly said I 'would never be president' - This from perhaps the worst president in U.S. history," Trump tweeted.
Trump also responded to Obama during an event on Tuesday evening in Beaufort, South Carolina, calling an attack from Obama "a great compliment." "He has done such a lousy job as president. You're lucky I didn't run last time when Romney ran because you would have been a one-term president," Trump added.