President Barack Obama expressed concern Thursday that world leaders were “rattled” by the rise of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Speaking at a press conference in Japan, Obama said that international leaders were surprised and concerned about an all-but-certain Trump nomination, and they have good reason to be.
“They are not sure how seriously to take some of his pronouncements but they’re rattled by him—and for good reason, because a lot of the proposals that he’s made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude,” Obama said.
Obama also took Trump to task for seeming to care more about his online personality than about unity and making the country safe.
“(Trump shows) an interest in getting tweets and headlines instead of actually thinking through what actually is required to keep America safe and secure and prosperous and what’s required to keep the world on an even keel,” he said.