US President Barack Obama warns that Republican nominee Donald Trump is “unfit” for presidency and would inflict “lasting damage” if he wins the election.
In a fundraising email that went out Monday in Florida, Obama called this election cycle more important than his own historic run for the White House, Newsmax reported.
“Winning the presidential election this year is more important than it was in 2008 or 2012,” read the letter.
“Now, that may sound incredible – after all, I’m the guy who had the honor of winning those races. And we’ve been able to accomplish amazing, important things for the people of this country because of our victories.”
Obama said that he did not question whether his Republican rivals in 2008 and 2012 – Senator John McCain of Arizona and former Massachusetts Governor of Mitt Romney – were fundamentally capable of serving as president.
“I didn’t have to worry that our very democracy would be endangered if they won,” he added.
“This year is different. Donald Trump is unfit to handle the demands of the presidency. His election wouldn’t just mean four years of turning back the clock on all our progress – it could very well mean lasting damage to the nation we love,” Obama said.
The president called on supporters of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to “do everything we can” to stop Trump.
“Right now, our team is falling short of where we need to be in terms of fundraising, and with 36 days to go, we can’t waste a minute.”
“Hillary and all the Democrats running in Florida need you to help out with $3 right now,” he said.
Obama has repeatedly criticized Trump as unfit for the Oval Office, urging American voters to be careful who they will elect as his successor. The president has said that world leaders have expressed grave concerns to him about Trump’s divisive rhetoric.