Obama Urges Republicans to Drop Support for Trump

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President Barack Obama has called on the GOP to discontinue endorsing Donald Trump for president, calling the Republican nominee “unfit to serve” as Commander-in-Chief.

“This isn’t a situation where you have an episodic gaffe. This is daily,” Obama said on Tuesday, August 2 at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the White House. “There has to be a point at which you say, this is not somebody I can support for president of the United States, even if he purports to be a member of my party. The fact that that has not yet happened makes some of these denunciations ring hollow.”

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The president’s comments come after Trump received backlash for his criticism on Khizr and Ghazala Khan, two Muslim Americans whose son died in Iraq in 2004 while fighting for the U.S. Army.
The Khan family were at last week’s Democratic National Convention, where only the father Khizr Khan spoke, taking issue with several of Trump’s proposed policies, including a temporary ban on Muslim immigration. Trump criticized Ghazala Khan for her silence, asking whether or not she was even allowed to speak.

The Khan family were at last week’s Democratic National Convention, where only the father Khizr Khan spoke, taking issue with several of Trump’s proposed policies, including a temporary ban on Muslim immigration. Trump criticized Ghazala Khan for her silence, asking whether or not she was even allowed to speak.


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