President Barack Obama has on Tuesday, February 14, showed concern that he does not believe GOP front-runner Donald Trump will make it to the White House, but the real estate mogul took the remark as a compliment, saying Obama has done a “lousy job,” BBC reports.
“I continue to believe that Mr Trump will not be president. And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people,” Mr Obama said while speaking at a press conference in Rancho Mirage, California.
Obama told reporters that he believed Americans still see the presidency as “a serious job.”
“It’s not hosting a talk show, or a reality show. It’s not promotion, it’s not marketing,” Obama said. “It’s hard and a lot of people count on us getting it right.”
Mr Trump, a billionaire businessman, is the front-runner in the race to be his party’s choice for the White House.
He has won one state primary already, and leads the polls in South Carolina, where Republicans voted on Saturday.
Reacting, Mr Trump said it was a compliment to be criticised by a president who had done so much damage to the country.
He also vowed that he would deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, build a wall on the southern border paid for by Mexico and that Muslims should be stopped from entering the US.