by Melanie Hunter CNSnews:
During a joint White House press conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Barack Obama spent more than five minutes explaining why he thinks GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is “unfit to serve as president,” pointing to recent statements Trump made about the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, a decorated Army veteran who was killed in Iraq.
“Yes, I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. I said so last week, and he keeps on proving it,” Obama said when asked by CBS News’ Margaret Brennan whether Trump’s comments about “the Khan family and his statement that if president he would consider recognizing Russia’s annexation of Crimea” makes Obama question Trump’s “fitness to be president.”
Khan’s parents – Khizr and Ghazala Khan – took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to criticize Trump.
On Saturday, Trump questioned whether Khizr’s speech was written by the Clinton campaign, and then he questioned why Khizr’s wife, Ghazala, didn’t speak onstage at the convention.
“His wife, if you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say,” Trump said. “You tell me, but plenty of people have written that. She was extremely quiet and it looked like she had nothing to say.”
Khizr called Trump “a black soul” who is “totally unfit” for leadership during an interview Sunday with CNN’s “State of the Union.” Trump took to Twitter on Monday, tweeting,”Mr. Khan, who does not know me, viciously attacked me from the stage of the DNC and is now all over T.V. doing the same.”
“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,” Obama said, adding that “this is not just my opinion.”
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