Obama Crushes Stupidity of Trump, Cruz: World Leaders Embarrassed by ‘Wacky’ Republicans (Video)

While Republicans will clearly deny it, the world is laughing at the United States right now over the 2016 GOP presidential primary. What I’m seeing on the Republican side is an absolute embarrassment for this country. It’s political reality TV where so-called adults behave more like petulant 13-year-olds than actual presidential candidates.



Back in 2012, a Republican presidential debate audience booed a gay solider who was currently deployed in Iraq. In 2016, we saw a leading presidential candidate make a direct reference to the size of his penis. I’m honestly terrified of what Republicans will bring in 2020.

But the truth is, because we are the United States, the rest of the world pays attention to what goes on here. And with what they’re seeing, much of the world is astonished at the stupidity that we’ve witnessed from Republicans.

That’s a point President Obama talked about during a press conference on Tuesday.

“I am getting questions constantly from foreign leaders about some of the wackier suggestions that are being made,” Obama said “It’s not just Mr. Trump’s proposals. You are also hearing concerns about Mr. Cruz’s proposals, which in some ways are just as draconian when it comes to immigration for example.”

In other words, these world leaders are actually kind of embarrassed for the U.S. based on the absurdities that are constantly streaming from the GOP presidential race.

“The implications with respect to ending remittances, many of which by the way are from legal immigrants and from individuals who are sending money back to their families are enormous,” he continued. “First of all, they’re impractical. The notion that we’re going to track every Western Union bit of money that’s being sent to Mexico, you know, good luck with that. Then we’ve got the implications for the Mexican economy, which in turn, if it’s collapsing actually sends more immigrants north because they can’t find jobs back in Mexico.”

This is what I mean when I say President Obama is simply too intelligent for Republicans to understand. They’re cheering and applauding ridiculous ideas about building walls, breaking up families and all of this other anti-immigrant nonsense. Meanwhile, there President Obama stood, factually pointing out the seemingly endless list of terrible things that will likely happen if Republicans actually got their way.

Completely unrealistic statements like Trump’s promise that he’s going to make Mexico build the wall (when he would have no way to actually accomplish that) or Cruz saying he’s going to “carpet bomb” ISIS into oblivion – even though doing so is a war crime and would slaughter thousands of innocent civilians. It’s one asinine talking point after another, aimed at pandering to ignorance, bigotry and flat-out stupidity.



These aren’t serious policy proposals – they’re lines from any comment section on any conservative blog that have somehow become platforms on which candidates built their campaigns.

I have no doubt that when we look back in history on the 2016 election, this nation is going to collectively hang its head in shame that one of our two major political parties had, as their two “best” candidates, clowns like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Watch President Obama’s comments below:





Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • strayaway

    The President, as usual, does a better job of representing foreigners than US workers and citizens. This is the president who wrote immigration laws overriding those of Congress and bragged about it.

    ““The implications with respect to ending remittances, many of which by the way are from legal immigrants and from individuals who are sending money back to their families are enormous,” “First of all, they’re impractical. The notion that we’re going to track every Western Union bit of money that’s being sent to Mexico, you know, good luck with that. Then we’ve got the implications for the Mexican economy, which in turn, if it’s collapsing actually sends more immigrants north because they can’t find jobs back in Mexico.”” – Obama

    This is the president who gives illegal aliens working papers to take jobs from US workers so they can send their earnings abroad to help the Mexican economy. Returning illegal aliens would reunite families as that seems to be a concern. However, the best way to do this would be to imprison and heavily fine the employers who profit by hiring illegal aliens. Any roundups should be of cheating employers rather than illegal aliens. Eventually, when the jobs dried up, many illegal aliens will return home. A humanitarian touch would be to have employers fund their illegal employees’ return home.

    • Joe Lewis

      So what’s your plan and how will you fine and imprison the employers?

      • strayaway

        Make E-verify (around since 1997) work as well as possible. Pass punitive laws prohibiting the knowledgable hiring of illegal aliens. Employers are punished for not paying taxes, violating safety and pollution standards, and other offenses. Using E-verify would take employers off the hook.

        The more difficult part would be to elect representatives more loyal to US workers and taxpayers than to the US Chamber of Commerce or foreign interests. Building a big wall didn’t work for China when traitorous minor government officials opened the gates in return for bribes.