President Obama blamed Republican and Conservative opposition to his liberal agenda for the rise of Donald Trump, suggesting that a more serious party wouldn’t have the problems that the Washington establishment is facing with the rise of the controversial billionaire.
He described the current situation with Donald Trump leading the polls as a Republican “crackup” and “circus.”
“Objectively its fair to say that the republican political elites and many of the information outlets, social media, news outlets, talk radio, television stations, have been feeding the Republican base for the last seven years a notion that everything I do is to be opposed,” Obama said during a press conference today at the White House with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
He suggested that the media drove a wedge in today’s politics that there was a “them vs. us” mentality, citing the controversy over his birth certificate as an example. He also defied the notion that he deserved blamed for the rise of Donald Trump because of his unwillingness to compromise and work with the other party, calling the idea “novel.”