It looks as if President Obama is taking his cues from his best friend, Turkish President Erdogan, who recently staged a faux-coup to help consolidate his power and remove any possible threats to his dictatorial position. While in Singapore today, to talk up his Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obama claimed that under a Donald Trump presidency, the U.S. Constitution would be in danger.
“I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. I said so last week, and he keeps on proving it,” Obama began. “The notion that he would attack a Gold Star family that had made such extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our country, the fact that he doesn’t appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in Europe, in the Middle East, in Asia, means that he’s woefully unprepared to do this job.”
“This is different than just having policy disagreements. I recognize [the Republicans] profoundly disagree with myself and Hillary Clinton on tax policy or certain elements of foreign policy,” Obama stated. “But there have been Republican presidents with whom I disagreed with, but I didn’t have a doubt they could function as president.
“I think I was right and Mitt Romney and John McCain were wrong on certain policy issues, but I never thought they couldn’t do the job,” added Obama. “[Had they won] I would have said to all Americans, ‘This is our president, and I know they’re going to abide by certain norms and rules and common sense and will observe basic decency, and have enough knowledge about economic and foreign policy and constitutional traditions and rule of law that our government will work.’”
As John F. Kennedy said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”