President Barack Obama issued strong words for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump Tuesday, ultimately saying voters are too "sensible" to elect the billionaire businessman, slamming him on his career in reality television.
"I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president," Obama said. "And the reason is that I have a lot of faith in the American people. Being president is a serious job. It's not hosting a talk show, or a reality show."
The president went on to say that winning the Oval Office is not a "promotion" or "marketing."
"It's hard, and a lot of people count on us getting it right," Obama added.
However, the billionaire Republican's son, Eric Trump, who has been a frequent surrogate for the Trump campaign, told CNN that the president's criticism "comes as a compliment."
"My father's built one of the great real estate empires of the world. From a very young age, he got after it. He was kind of the epitome of the American dream," Trump's son said.
He went on to say that his father "employs tens of thousands of people all over the country."
Though Obama did not make it clear whether he supports Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders for president, he did say he will "probably have an opinion on it based on both [having] been a candidate of hope and change and a president who's got some nicks and cuts and bruises from — you know — getting stuff done over the last seven years."
But the commander in chief did make one thing clear: he's glad he is not running this time around.
"The thing I can say unequivocally — I am not unhappy that I am not on the ballot," he said.
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