Obama Slams Trump For His ‘Ignorance’ Just As He Crosses The 1,237 Delegate Threshold

05.26.16 3 years ago 12 Comments

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President Obama’s currently touring Japan as the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima since World War II, which saw the United States drop a nuke on the city in 1945. He’s shown above with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Ise-Jingu Shrine (in Ise) before heading to the G-7 meeting to discuss counter-terrorism and sustainable development. Ahead of the visit, Obama made it clear that no apology would come from the U.S., but he spoke about the need for nuclear disarmament on Thursday. Obama announced plans to visit the Hiroshima Peace Park Memorial to “underscore the very real risks” and the “sense of urgency” to achieve disarmament. And he alluded to the Iran nuclear deal as evidence of progress.

Obama also spoke at a press availability where reporters asked about Donald Trump, who just officially crossed the 1,237 threshold of delegates needed to win the GOP nomination. He’s not the official nominee until the July convention, but — let’s get real — this is happening. Obama wasn’t reacting to this development, but the timing is interesting, as the president spoke in his usual measured manner, but didn’t hold back long. While talking about how the world is fixated upon the current U.S. election, Obama illustrated why he believes Trump’s foreign policy would be a disaster. He can’t count on the real estate mogul to keep the world safe:

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