During an interview with NBC’s “Today” that aired Wednesday morning, President Obama said that it is worrisome that Donald Trump has put little effort into learning about certain issues.
NBC’s Savannah Guthrie asked Obama if he was concerned about the prospect of Trump having the nuclear codes.
“What I think is scary is a president who doesn’t know their stuff and doesn’t seem to have an interest in learning what they don’t know,” Obama said in response.
“I think if you listen to any press conference he’s given or listen to any of those debates, basic knowledge about the world, or what a nuclear triad is, or where various countries are, or the difference between Sunni and Shi’ia in the Muslim world, those are things that he doesn’t know and hasn’t seemed to spend a lot of time trying to find out,” he continued.
And when asked if there is a chance that Trump could win the presidency, Obama said that “anything is possible.” He then warned that Democrats cannot let their guard down in the 2016 election.
“So, my advice to Democrats — and I don’t have to give this advice to Hillary Clinton, because she already knows it — is you stay worried until all those those votes are cast and counted because you know, one of the dangers in an election like this is that people don’t take the challenge seriously. They stay home. And we end up getting the unexpected,” he said.
Watch part of the interview via NBC News:
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