Thu 2 Jun 2016 / North America
Trump’s success and Obama’s disdain
US President Barack Obama broke with longstanding precedent to disparage a presidential candidate publicly in a foreign setting. He used the occasion of the G7 summit in Japan to say that world leaders are 'rattled' by Donald Trump, the tycoon and presumptive Republican nominee, 'and for good reason', because of his 'ignorance of world affairs' and 'cavalier attitude'. Yet the president's disdain, in a nutshell, is why Trump is a serious contender to win November's election.