Some nerve of Obama to demand that Trump meet standards that he never had to meet. He was given a complete pass on being vetted by the news media when it came to his past. He never had to spell out his policy proposals in any detail, keeping to vague feel-good aphorisms that meant nothing. And the fact of the matter is that he has taken advantage of multiple entertainment venues to sell his message and improve his image.
Given the standards set by Obama for the job, Trump is a shoe-in.
I completely agree that the President ought to be a person of proven ability and character who has a firm grasp of the policy options. But Obama isn't the person to preach about it. The lack of self-awareness that Obama displays by making that statement is breathtaking.
You are not the gold standard of the truth. My statements are accurate.
List of accomplishments that I may/you may agree or disagree withthat's rich coming from someone is more celebrity than president. His two big "accomplishments"(Obamacare and the Iran deal) will barely outlast his own presidency before they whither and die. nice going libs.
Your first statement of fact: "He was given a complete pass on being vetted by the news media when it came to his past.", which is hilariously untrue. Obama's past was seriously dug into and publicized before the election, even generating some controversy for him. So your dishonesty started right at the beginning.
We are living witnesses to an incredible media double standard, whereby a Republican vice-presidential candidate’s personal life is being torn apart, while the Democratic presidential candidate continues to get a free ride. Obama has a 30-year history of associating with unsavory characters, beginning with communist Frank Marshall Davis and continuing with Jeremiah Wright and communist terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, which should disqualify him from getting a security clearance in the government that he wants to run.
But the media would rather talk about Republicans and sex. Link
So Obama's point went over your head. By the way, most of those 51 times he was on "reality and comedy shows(loosely defined, for example multiple time on Mythbusters, which does not really qualify as either a reality show nor a comedy show, but I realize you do not question what you want to be true) was as an interview subject. It tends to be a good idea to check facts before you repost something stupid.
Obama is the worst ever , so no surprise ! :lol:
You've got to be kidding.
Here's a 10 part series on what didn't get brought up in the media vetting process:
The Obama You Don't Know
This came out after Obama was elected.
He's a summary that came out before he was elected:
Obama avoided a lot of vetting questions when his supporter played the race card:
RealClearPolitics - Articles - Vetting Obama
Meanwhile, Democrats moaned pitifully, "Why the GOP obsession with vetting Obama?" as if asking about his past relationships and loyalties was irrelevant.
Wow. Best irony I've seen in awhile. Thanks.
Agreed. especially this part:
"With respect to the Republican process and Mr. Trump, there is going to be plenty of time to talk about his positions on various issues. He has a long record that needs to be examined
Even Obama had a longer record. Trump has no record.