Portland Press Herald: ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran “ridiculous if it weren’t so sad.”
Standing before television cameras during a trip to Africa, Obama suggested the bellicose rhetoric from some Republican candidates was an attempt to divert attention from Donald Trump, the wealthy businessman-turned presidential contender whose popularity is confounding the Republican field.
“Maybe it gets attention and maybe this is just an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the headlines, but it’s not the kind of leadership that is needed for America right now,” Obama said during a news conference in Ethiopia.
Vason’s Opinion: Get ready for a more tightly controlled media covering the 2016 Presidential election. Political dissent will be dampened and facts will be sparse.
Your favorite news reader’s job on reporting the facts will become muted.