President Barack Obama on Donald Trump: "Doesn’t Know Much About the World"
"The president of the United States needs to know what’s going on around the world."
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In case you were wondering, President Barack Obama is still not a fan of Donald Trump. On Friday, he had some choice words for the leading Republican’s understanding (or lack thereof) of foreign policy and world politics altogether. During CNN’s Republican Town Hall, Trump told Anderson Cooper that Japan and South Korea should arm themselves with nuclear weapons in order to defend themselves from the "maniac in North Korea." Obama, however, strongly disagrees.
"[Those comments] tell us that the person who made the statements doesn’t know much about foreign policy, nuclear policy, the Korean peninsula or the world generally," he said after speaking at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C., Timereports. It’s especially tricky since, according to the president, an amiable relationship with both countries is what has helped keep the region mostly peaceful. "You don’t mess with that," he added.
Trump is receiving heavy criticism for his reckless foreign policy but the controversy is nothing new. He’s managed to anger not only his political opponents, but Muslim people, women, African Americans, and even foreign leaders like British Prime Minister David Cameron and Pope Francis. With all eyes on America as we decide our next president, Obama thinks the next Head of State should probably be much more informed.
"What we do is really important to the rest of the world," he added, reminding everyone that other countries look to our example. "They understand that the president of the United States needs to know what’s going on around the world."
Clearly, that’s not Trump.