Obama Says Trump ‘Doesn’t Know Much’ About the World

“The president of the United States needs to know what’s going on around the world”

US President Barack Obama addresses a press conference during the Nuclear Security Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Apri1 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama took a jab Friday at Donald Trump’s understanding of foreign policy and “the world generally.”

Speaking at a nuclear summit in Washington D.C, Obama said statements the Republican frontrunner made about nuclear proliferation earlier this week indicate he is ignorant about the finer points of international diplomacy. Among other things, Trump said Japan and South Korea should have access to nuclear weapons to protect themselves against the “maniac in North Korea.”

“[The statements] tell us that the person who made the statements doesn’t know much about foreign policy, nuclear policy, the Korean peninsula or the world generally,” Obama said at a press conference following the two-day Nuclear Security Summit.

 Though neither the president nor the reporter who asked him about Trump’s statements mentioned the candidate directly, it was clear the statements were directed towards the business mogul.
-More at Time
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