President Barack Obama is confident that Donald Trump will not be the next Oval Office occupant.
‘I recognize that there is a deep obsession right now about Mr. Trump,’ he said Thursday evening at a fundraiser, ‘And one of you pulled me aside and squeezed me hard and said, “Tell me … that Mr. Trump is not succeeding you!”
Obama said he told the Democrat:
‘Mr. Trump’s not succeeding me.’
The president told attendees of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in Los Angeles, at the Walt Disney Studios, that Trump and Senator Ted Cruz, also vying for the GOP nomination, were helping, not hurting the party’s chances of winning in November.
‘Mr. Trump has actually done a service as Mr. Cruz is doing a service and that is laying bare, unvarnished some of the nonsense that we have been dealing with in Congress on a daily basis,’ Obama argued, according to ABC News.
He said, ‘People act as if these folks are outliers but they are not!’
We should thank Mr. Trump and Mr. Cruz for just being honest that this is how we’re thinking these days, or not thinking these days. It gives you a sense of what’s at stake in this election.’
Tickets to the Bel-Air fundraiser ranged from $15,000 a person to $66,800 per couple.
House Minority Meader Nancy Pelosi, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall, Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams, Lyn and Norman Lear and Barbra Streisand and James Brolin all attended.