Asserting that the US cannot afford to have another four years of Obama Administration, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said that failing to win the upcoming general elections would amount to losing the country.
"Either we win this election or we're going to lose our country, because four more years of Obama, you can't take," Trump told his supporters at an election rally in North Carolina yesterday.
"I know it's not about me, it's about you, and that's why I'm doing this. I didn't need to do this, but it's about you. It's about bringing our country, making our country great again. I'm taking these slings and arrows for you, so we can have our borders, so we can get back our jobs, so we can be a safe nation again," he said.
Terming Barack Obama as an "incompetent president", 70-year old Trump claimed that the US president did not know what he was doing.
"He's out campaigning all day long, he talking about me like he knows me. I don't know him, he doesn't know me. And why doesn't some woman maybe come up and say what they say falsely about me, they could say about him. They could say it about anybody. I'll tell you what, better be careful, because they could say it about anybody, anybody at all," he alleged.
"Obama is in incompetent, as a president, he's about as bad as it gets. Look at what's happening, how Iran is taunting us. Look at what's going on, look at the world. He gives away USD 400 million in cash, but it turns out to USD 1.7 billion in cash. Gives them USD 150 billion," he said amidst booing from the audience.
Noting that Obama is an "embarrassment", Trump alleged the US president's Middle East policy was a "total disaster".
"We have an incompetent president. I hate to say it, but it 100 per cent true. All he's doing, instead of working on your jobs and your companies leaving for Mexico and other places, he's campaigning for crooked Hillary. That's all he does," Trump alleged.
Referring to the Wikileaks revelations, Trump alleged Clinton was saying something in the public but has a different opinion in private.
"WikiLeaks documents, Hillary Clinton speaking in secret, a secret Brazilian bank. Hillary Clinton said 'my dream is a hemisphere common market with open trade and open borders," he said.
"Even though she doesn't say that, but that's what she said in a very, very secret meeting. The e-mails show that behind closed doors speaking to these international bankers, Hillary Clinton's pledged to destroy the sovereignty of the US," Trump said.
He said a Trump administration will secure and defend the US' borders like never before.
"We will build a wall. Crooked Hillary also wants a 550 per cent increase in Syrian refugees to pour into our country," he said.
Obama said it was really important for Trump to try to
send some signals of unity and to reach out to minority groups or women or others that were concerned about the tenor of his campaigns that involved bitterness and ferocity.
"I think that's something that he will want to do. But this is all happening real fast. He's got commitments to supporters that helped to get him here, and he's going to have to balance those. And over the coming weeks and months and years, my hope is, is that those impulses ultimately win out. But it's a little too early to start making judgements on that," Obama said.
He said Trump had successfully mobilised a big chunk of the country to vote for him which helped him win.
"He's going to be the next President. And regardless of what experience or assumptions he brought to the office, this office has a way of waking you up. And those aspects of his positions or predispositions that don't match up with reality he will find shaken up pretty quick, because reality has a way of asserting itself," Obama said.
"Some of his gifts that obviously allowed him to execute one of the biggest political upsets in history - those are ones that hopefully he will put to good use on behalf of all the American people," Obama said.