President Obama said that Donald Trump is unfit to be president and called on Republicans to withdraw their endorsement of him.
“The question they have to ask themselves is: If you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him?” Mr. Obama said. “What does this say about your party that this is your standard-bearer?”
Given the way the Republicans usually react to anything President Obama says — if he says black, they say white even if they agree with him — this will guarantee that the GOP leadership will double down on their support of their candidate and therefore go down with him instead of running for a lifeboat.
Well played, Mr. President.