Thursday 8 December 2016

Barack Obama derides 'the other guy' Donald Trump as unqualified to be president

Published 19/09/2016 | 03:31

President Barack Obama arrives in New York for a Democratic Party fundraising event (AP)
President Barack Obama arrives in New York for a Democratic Party fundraising event (AP)

Barack Obama blasted Donald Trump as being unqualified to be president as he addressed a fundraising event for Hillary Clinton.

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He praised the Democratic Party presidential nominee as someone w ho cares deeply about making sure that the United States works for everybody and not just a few.

On the New York home turf of Mr Trump, her Republican Party rival, Mr Obama dismissed the tycoon as "the other guy" and said he is not qualified to be president.

The president was talking to about 65 people at the event at the home of restaurateur Danny Meyer.

Attendees contributed 25,000 dollars (£19,220) while others paid up to 250,000 dollars £192,200).

Mr Obama said Mrs Clinton's judgment has been "unerring".

He also said she has been disciplined and "extraordinarily effective" in every job she has ever had.

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