President Obama couldn't help but laugh when asked to defend his legacy against Donald Trump's criticism. The president was speaking in Vientiane, Laos, as part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit when a reporter read aloud Donald Trump's comments about him from a foreign policy town hall on Wednesday evening.
Reporter asks Obama: 'Do you care to defend your legacy' against Trump's latest criticism?... Watch his reaction. https://t.co/NwDsruRjgK— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) September 8, 2016
"Last night, sir, Donald Trump said Vladimir Putin has been more of a leader than you and then he said you have reduced American generals to rubble," the reporter said. "Do you care to defend your legacy?"
Obama broke into laughter, saying, "Do I care to defend? OK, OK, respond, got it."
He went on to say he doesn't believe Trump is qualified to be president of the US and told reporters to ask questions about Trump's "either contradictory or uninformed or outright wacky ideas." Obama added that we shouldn't "normalize" behavior we would otherwise find outrageous.
You can see his full response here: