Obama Scolds Press on Trump Coverage: This Is Not a Reality Show [+video]

President Barack Obama gave his review of the presidential election on Friday during a press conference in the White House and warned that it is not for a reality show . . .

“But most importantly, and I speak to all of you in this room as reporters, as well as the American public, I think, I just want to emphasize the degree to which we are in serious times and this is a really serious job. This is not entertainment. This is not a reality show. This is a contest for the presidency of the United States and what that means is that every candidate, every nominee, needs to be subject to exacting standards and genuine scrutiny.”

The comments about the campaign being a reality show can be interpreted as being referenced to Trump’s former reality show, The Apprentice.

“It means that you got to make sure that their budgets add up. It means that if they say they’ve got an answer to a problem, that it is actually plausible and that they have details for how it would work. And if it’s completely implausible and would not work, that needs to be reported on and the American people need to know that,” Obama said. “If they take a position on international issues that could threaten war or has the potential of upending our critical relationships with other countries or would potentially break the financial system, that needs to be reported on. (Read more from “Obama Scolds Press on Trump Coverage: This Is Not a Reality Show” HERE)

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