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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFirst 100 days: A true reflection of Trump, poor reflection of America Fox poll: Trump approval below 50 percent Pelosi gives Trump an incomplete for first 100 days MORE on Tuesday said President Obama is “lucky” Trump didn’t run in 2012.
Trump was firing back at President Obama after the president said he has “faith” the American people won’t elect Trump.
“You’re lucky I didn’t run last time when Romney ran because you would have been a one-term president,” Trump told supporters in Beaufort, S.C.
Just an hour earlier, Obama expressed doubt that Trump could succeed him in the Oval Office, saying it's too "serious" a position for the showman to hold.
“I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president, and the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people, and I think they recognize that being president is a serious job," Obama said.
"It's not hosting a talk show or a reality show, it's not promotion, it's not marketing. It's hard. And a lot of people count on us getting it right, and it's not a matter of pandering and doing whatever gets you in the news on a given day."
Trump responded by blasting Obama’s record in office, saying he’s done a “lousy” job on spending, national defense, healthcare and immigration.
“You look at our budgets, our spending, we can’t beat ISIS, ObamaCare is terrible — we’re going to terminate it — absolutely terminate and replace it,” Trump said.
“You look at everything. Our borders are like Swiss cheese. This man has done such a horrible job, he’s set us back so far. For him to say that is actually a great compliment, if you want to know the truth.”