UNITED STATES – President Barack Obama believes that young Americans “completely reject” Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump’s tough line on immigration and that most Americans share their stance.
“There’s a long tradition in the United States of inclusion, immigration, diversity,” the president said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CNN but recorded before he left for the Group of 20 summit meeting in China.
“I don’t think that’s going to change because Mr. Trump’s got a little more attention than usual,” added Obama. He reiterated that he felt certain the 70-year-old real estate mogul would not succeed him as president next January.
“If you look at the current polls,” Obama said, “he’s been able to appeal to a certain group of folks who feel left out or worried about the social change, who have legitimate concerns around the economy and (are) feeling left behind. But that’s not the majority of America.”