President Barack Obama issued a forceful attack on Republican nominee Donald Trump while speaking to reporters in Singapore.
"The Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president," Obama said, according to CNN. "He keeps on proving it."
Obama said that although he had strong policy disagreements with Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and former Republican Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, both of whom the president ran against in general elections, he felt that had he lost any of those races, he would feel comfortable knowing that “they could do the job.”
But with Trump, Obama isn't so sure.
"The notion that he would attack a Gold Star family that made such extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our country, the fact that he doesn't appear to have basic knowledge of critical issues in Europe, the Middle East, in Asia, means that he's woefully unprepared to do this job," Obama said.
Obama then criticized the Republican Party leadership for allowing Trump to become the nominee, even though more than 13 million Republican primary voters chose the real estate mogul, the most ever in a GOP presidential primary, according to The Washington Post.
"There has to be a point at which you say, 'Enough,'" Obama said.
He continued: "What does this say about your party that this is your standard-bearer? This isn't a situation where you have an episodic gaffe. This is daily and weekly where they are distancing themselves from statements he's making. There has to be a point at which you say, 'This is not somebody I can support for president of the United States, even if he purports to be a member of my party.'”
Trump had not yet tweeted his response to the president at the time of this writing.