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Donald Trump takes Barack Obama's criticism as compliment

Mount Pleasant: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that President Barack Obama's prediction that the billionaire developer won't be elected to the White House "actually is a great compliment."Trump outlined his complaints about Obama's

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 17, 2016 7:40 IST ]
donald trump takes barack obama s criticism as compliment
donald trump takes barack obama s criticism as compliment

Mount Pleasant: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that President Barack Obama's prediction that the billionaire developer won't be elected to the White House "actually is a great compliment."

Trump outlined his complaints about Obama's presidency, saying: "You look at our budgets, you look at our spending, we can't beat ISIS. Obamacare is terrible. ... Our borders are like Swiss cheese."

Obama had on Tuesday predicted that voters will "make a sensible choice in the end" and reject Trump.

Trump said the US President "has done such a bad job, he's set us back so far, that for him to say that actually is a great compliment."

Trump was answering questions at a campaign event at a Beaufort, South Carolina, high school.

He later added that Obama was "lucky I didn't run last time, when Romney ran, because you would have been a one-term president."

President Barack Obama had also said that Trump wasn't the only Republican presidential candidate making troubling comments that have raised concerns overseas.

Obama was chiding the GOP candidates on Tuesday for harsh talk about Muslims and immigration and for questioning climate change. He said: "This is not just Mr. Trump."

Obama was contrasting the reality of being President with the rhetoric on the campaign trail. He said being President isn't hosting a reality show or a talk show.

Obama spoke at a news conference after hosting a summit with Southeast Asian leaders. He said foreign observers are "troubled" by the Republican primaries and debates.

He says other countries count on the U.S. to side with science and common sense.

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