President Obama says "I never thought McCain or Romney couldn't do the job" if he was beat but he's anxious about Donald trump in every aspect.
Responding to a question from a reporter about recent controversial comments directed by Mr Trump towards the family of a dead US Muslim soldier, Mr Obama said Republicans must distance themselves from the billionaire tycoon.
Khizr Khan had criticised Trump's plan to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the USA, and the NY billionaire by implying that his wife didn't speak on stage because of Islamic traditions.
"I think what's been interesting is the repeated denunciations of his statements by leading Republicans", Obama said. "Mitt Romney and I differed on policy issues but I never felt he couldn't do the job". "But there have been Republican Presidents with whom I disagreed with, but I didn't have a doubt that they could function as President", Obama said.
Barack Obama has said Donald Trump is unfit to be President in his most resounding criticism yet of the Republican candidate. There has to be a point at which you say "This isn't someone I can support as president of the United States".
Obama said it's not an argument he would have made about his former rivals.
"There's no question that Donald Trump is making it very hard for House and Senate candidates who are running on the ballot in November", said Brian Walsh, a GOP strategist and former spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Hanna told Syracuse.com that Donald Trump is "unfit to serve our party and can not lead this country". Still, top Republican lawmakers have not withdrawn their support for Trump as the party's presidential pick. If that happens, and if Trump wins the White House, he will have to learn what consensus is all about since the opposition will control the Congress- a situation many presidents have dealt with in the past, but something Trump would seem incapable of.
Hanna's piece follows the announcement by Sally Bradshaw, a Republican aide for Jeb Bush, who announced this week that the attacks on Khizr Khan were the last straw for her support for Trump. "He keeps on proving it".
Trump has become embroiled in a feud with a Muslim couple, Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son Humayun, an Army captain, was killed in Iraq in 2004.
Yes. I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president.
"Since 1984, an average of 45% of Americans have said they are more likely to vote for a party's presidential candidate after the party's convention; thus, the Democratic Party's 2016 convention is right at the historical norm". "I recognize [the Republicans] profoundly disagree with myself and Hillary Clinton on tax policy or certain elements of foreign policy".
Mr Hanna said the former USA secretary of state, first lady and NY senator had promoted many issues to which he has been committed, including the expansion of education and women's health care.