Barney Frank rips Trump’s ‘self-indulgence’
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Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on Sunday said presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE is too narcissistic for the presidency. 


“I think Donald Trump, frankly, has not shown the seriousness you need in the president of the United States,” he said on “The Cats Roundtable" radio show with John Catsimatidis.

“There’s a self-indulgence there, and an immaturity does not qualify him to be president. I think in the end people will realize that," Frank said. "You’ve got to be more responsible when you’re the president."

Frank noted reluctance from establishment Republicans to back Trump, arguing it does not bode well for the billionaire’s credibility.

“I think it’s very important for us have a healthy two-party competition, but Donald Trump just does not live up to that,” he said.

“Everybody who has run for president as a Republican recently — both Presidents Bush, Mitt Romney, Bob Dole, John McCainJohn Sidney McCain20 years after 9/11, US foreign policy still struggles for balance What the chaos in Afghanistan can remind us about the importance of protecting democracy at home 'The View' plans series of conservative women as temporary McCain replacements MORE — they’re all skeptical," Frank added. “I just think the inconsistency and the kind of wild nature of some of the things just does not augur well. I think it is striking.” 

Frank said Trump would ultimately wear out voters once they realize the businessman is all style, no substance. 

“I think in the end people are going to say, ‘You know what? This is the presidency of the United States,’ ” he said. " 'It’s not a reality show; we’re not here to be entertained. This is very serious business.' "

“I think Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports MORE’s going to win,” added Frank, who has endorsed the Democratic presidential front-runner. “I don’t think he’s going to meet the test that people are going to want him to meet for that.” 

Clinton leads Trump by about 2 percentage points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.