Obama blasts Trump: presidency 'not a reality show'

US President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on May 6, 2016President Barack Obama warned Friday the White House race was not a “reality show” and called for Donald Trump’s record to be held to close scrutiny as the billionaire seeks to rally divided Republicans behind him. With Trump seizing the mantle of presumptive Republican nominee this week after his rivals exited the race, debate has turned to whether he will be able to rally party faithful behind him between now and November. Asked about Trump’s candidacy, and the resulting chaos on the Republican side, Obama offered some of his most pointed comments yet about the celebrity real estate mogul and long-time star of TV show “The Apprentice,” whose political rise has stunned the world.

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