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Obama On Trump: His Ideas Are ‘Uninformed Or Outright Wacky’

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VIENTIANE (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama hit back at Donald Trump on Thursday for criticizing his foreign policy record, saying the Republican nominee was unfit to follow him into the Oval Office and the public should press him on his “outright wacky ideas”.

Speaking in Laos at the end of the second of two Asian summits, Obama said the tycoon’s lack of leadership credentials was exposed whenever he spoke and American voters were aware of that.

“I don’t think the guy’s qualified to be president of the United States, and every time he speaks, that opinion is confirmed,” Obama told a news conference.

“The most important thing for the public and the press is to just listen to what he says and follow up and ask questions about what appear to be either contradictory or uninformed, or outright wacky, ideas.”

Trump declared on Wednesday during a televised forum attended by military veterans that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been a better leader than Obama.

Trump said the progress of U.S. military generals had been stymied, or “reduced to rubble” with Obama as commander-in-chief and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as his first secretary of state. It was the first time Trump and Clinton had squared off on the same stage since securing their nominations in July.

Obama said he believed his foreign policy legacy would be one of success, particularly his so-called “rebalance” to Asia. He said Asian leaders would be puzzled by Trump’s remarks, and Americans would know who to choose as president on Nov. 8.

“I have confidence that if, in fact, people just listen to what he had to say, look at his track record or lack thereof, that they’ll make a good decision,” he said.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Martin Petty; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

Photo: U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference at the conclusion of his participation in the ASEAN Summits in Vientiane, Laos September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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  1. AgLander September 8, 2016

    For over 20 years, Barack Hussein Obama sat in a pew in the church of America’s wackiest minister, Jeremiah Wright, and absorbed his message of vile hatred and lying nonsense aimed at the United States of America. Barack Hussein Obama is not qualified to call ANYONE wacky or unqualified since by his training, associations and background he will always occupy the role of the wackiest and most unqualified person in any room he occupies with others.

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    1. Javier Santana September 8, 2016

      Just like Trump, a wacky comment you just couldn’t resist the temptation.

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      1. exceeds performance September 8, 2016

        Are you contending it didn’t happen??

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        1. Charleigh Read September 8, 2016

          Ford Motors tried to teach lazy draft-evader Dan Ketter how to be productive as a clerk, but discovered he was a lost cause at exceeding performance. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-ketter-883b3785

          Quit posing as a military veteran DMK….you never served 1 day in the service.

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        2. Javier Santana September 9, 2016

          No I am implying that AgLander makes wacky comments, just like you do.
          Are we under the attack of the “Walking Wackies” or what?

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    2. JPHALL September 8, 2016

      So now you admit that Obama is not a Muslim? Rev. Wright was not the only American to believe conspiracy theories about 9/11.

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    3. Stephan Alan Sonn September 9, 2016

      You are the clever one,

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  2. Javier Santana September 8, 2016

    Just like Trump, a wacky comment you just couldn’t resist the temptation.

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  3. jmprint September 8, 2016

    Oh the Trumpanzees do listen, but don’t understand, so more cheers for Trump.

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  4. exceeds performance September 8, 2016

    What foreign policy record?? Everything Barak has touched has ended in disaster. A 4 yr old could have made better decisions

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    1. dpaano September 8, 2016

      Again, what proof do you have….what specifics can you list of anything that the president has touched that has ended up in a disaster? You DO know that the unemployment rate has plummeted, the stock market has gone up considerably, there hasn’t been another 9/11 in this country since he took office; the deficit has been cut more than half, and I could go on and on. Apparently, you have NO idea of what you’re talking about and are just repeating the same RW BS that you’ve been hearing from the GOP! Trump will say ANYTHING, and lie about ANYTHING, just to make himself look good….but all he does is make himself look worse to those who KNOW what President Obama and Hillary Clinton have accomplished. Get a life or do some HONEST research!

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    2. Bill P September 8, 2016

      You seem to have a gift for writing utter nonsense. You make ludicrous comments without offering any proof. So typical of the right wing trolls on this site

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      1. Insinnergy September 8, 2016

        The voices in his head provide the “proof”. That’s why there’s never a link or reference to anything actually considered factual.

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        1. Bill P September 9, 2016

          I forget that these trolls reside in a world of their own and is impenetrable to facts. My bad.

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    3. Charleigh Read September 8, 2016

      But Dannnny Ketter (now posing using the disqus id “exceeds performance”) you are a military draft dodger pretending to be a retired Air Force Colonel. That’s stolen valor. You are nothing but a retired clerk from Ford Motors and you nevvver served 1 single day in the military. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-ketter-883b3785

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    4. Independent1 September 9, 2016

      So exactly what has been the disaster that Obama created?? When’s the last time you’ve heard about significant ongoing violence between Israel and the Palestinians?? Did that ever happen under any of the last 4 GOP presidents?

      And I guess you think the fact that the last 7 plus years under Obama being by far the safest for America’s overseas offices in the past 40 years or so also happened just by magic?

      And really, when was the last time you really heard about ISIS making any big inroads within the Middle East – maybe at least a year?? And guess why – because ISIS is really nothing but group of terrorists who are finding out that building a cruel, inhumane hellhole for them to live in isn’t really working out all that well.

      So again, given that America has not gotten itself into an other new war in the past almost 8 years as dpaano pointed out – and aside from the morass that Russia has allowed to keep on going in Syria by getting themselves involved – and virtually all the other hotspots in the Middle East and even the Far East doing really not much of anything – as I asked in the beginning exactly what disasters has Obama created??

      Come on!! let’s hear it!!

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    5. DAN KETTER FORD MOTORS CLERK October 29, 2016

      But Dan, 30+years at the Ford plant with an MBA and never rose above the position of parts CLERK???? We need more leaders with poor business skills and 0 accountability like Dan Ketter.

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    6. DAN KETTER FORD MOTORS CLERK October 29, 2016

      But faker Dan Ketter (posting as ‘exceeds performance’) is not a retired Air Force Colonel or military veteran but a retired desk CLERK with ford motors . https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-ketter-883b3785

      Quit posing as a military officer max…..its called stolen valor.

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    7. DAN KETTER FORD MOTORS CLERK October 29, 2016

      Welfare queen Dan Ketter’s work ethic was to beg his brother for a clerk
      job with Ford Motors after 7 years of unsuccessful job applications
      with the govt.

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    8. DAN KETTER FORD MOTORS CLERK October 29, 2016

      But your not a retired Air Force Colonel or military veteran dan ketter your a retired desk CLERK with ford motors who is bitter he couldn’t get hired on with the govt back in the 1970s. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-ketter-883b3785
      Quit posing as a military officer…..its called stolen valor.

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    9. DAN KETTER FORD MOTORS CLERK October 29, 2016

      Too bad you couldn’t get selected for a SES job max ketter! Thank your brother for hiring you as a CLERK with an MBA at the FORD MOTORS plant, and you need to apologize to our military veterans for stealing valor from them….and you were never an ad hoc college professor, but just a business graduate student part time teaching assistant TA during your draft dodging college years.

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    10. DAN KETTER FORD MOTORS CLERK October 29, 2016

      The truth is that you are military impostor Dan Ketter, who falsely claims to have retired as an Air Force Colonel. You never served 1 day in our military, and you are no veteran.

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    11. DAN KETTER FORD MOTORS CLERK October 29, 2016

      No different than college draft dodger Dan Ketter pretending to be a senior military officer since he never served 1 single day in the armed forces. No Dan, you were never a retired Air Force Colonel so quit dreaming.

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    12. DAN KETTER FORD MOTORS CLERK October 29, 2016

      Its S-T-O-L-E-N V-A-L-O-R dannnyboy.

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    13. DAN KETTER FORD MOTORS CLERK October 29, 2016

      Whats nonsense is rejected fed applicant Danny Ketter (posting now as “exceeds performance”) is still pretending to be a retired Air Force Colonel on his 2 facebook profiles. Have respect for our troops who really did serve in the military and QUIT posing as a military vet and professor. You were just a Vietnam draft-dodging parts clerk who was pity hired on by your brother at Ford Motors since you couldn’t compete for a real job.

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    14. DAN KETTER FORD MOTORS CLERK October 29, 2016

      Ford Motors wanted to fire lazy Max Ketter after his first day as a parts clerk, but his brother who hired him made an exception to keep him on the payroll for 30+years. Dan was spending too much time locked in the ford plants washroom instead of tracking down car parts on his Apple II computer

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    15. DAN KETTER FORD MOTORS CLERK October 29, 2016

      Too bad you couldn’t get selected for a govt job dan! Thank your brother for hiring you as a CLERK at the FORD MOTORS plant, and you need to apologize to our military veterans for stealing valor from them….and you were never an ad hoc college professor, but just a business graduate student part time teaching assistant TA during your draft dodging college years.

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  5. OverthecliffRepublicans September 8, 2016

    President Obama needs to whack the scamming yam harder than that. Trump’s ideas are malign and cruel.

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  6. Jon September 8, 2016

    Deceitful Donnie was at it again in Ohio lying, telling half-truths, and failing to disclose all the facts. He was supposed to give a policy speech on education. Instead he repeated his lies about being opposed to the Iraq war before it started and in the start of the war. He cited an interview with Neil Cavuto as proof he isn’t lying. The problem is when you read the transcript of the interview it proves he is lying. He hurled his usual baseless insults as if they were facts. He stroked the egos of some audience members when he finally talked about education. He showed his lack of knowledge about the rudiments of education. He promised increased spending while never explaining where the money would come from. He failed to mention that his education proposal will result in thousands of lost jobs for teachers, He blamed Hillary for believing the lies told by the G W Bush administration in the lead up to the Iraq war. He blamed President Obama and Hillary Clinton for the way in which the U.S. withdrew from Iraq. He failed to mention that President Obama was just following the plan and timetable G W Bush had ordered. Psychopathetic.

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  7. Aaron_of_Portsmouth September 9, 2016

    It’s not a case of either-or with Donnie. A small sample from the past year of rants and tweets clearly show a man who is delusional and mendacious. I’m trying to be objective and not subjective re: Donald, according to what he has freely given to the world in ample measure.
    So, what we have is a composite of a man whose unraveling in a downward spiral with no signs of wanting to correct his descent into irrelevance. In the meantime, millions are enthralled by this show of madness and mistake it to be beneficial.

    “O My friend in word! Hast thou ever heard that friend and foe should abide in one heart? Cast out then the stranger that the Friend may enter His home”. (Baha’u’llah from “The Hidden Words”)

    The import of the above is that God has declared on numerous occasions and in allusive words that the “heart” should serve as the home for His influence to be seated. But this can’t happen when the ego, greed, hate, self-centered attitudes, and the like occupy the “heart”. Donald is showing that his heart is occupied by another than God, and like fire and water, both can’t abide in the same sphere. Until those “strangers” are removed from his heart, he will have no room for the Will of God to take its rightful place.

    Just my synopsis of the battle raging in Donald’s heart and mind.

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