Former Congressman Barney Frank criticized presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump as self-indulgent and immature, saying that he "has not shown the seriousness you need in the president of the United States."
Speaking on "The Cats Roundtable"
Sunday radio show on AM 970 New York hosted by John Catsimatidis, Frank said his fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton would win the election because "in the end people are going to say, 'You know what? This is the presidency of the United States. It’s not a reality show, we're not here to be entertained. This is very serious business.'"
Frank, who retired in 2013 after 32 years in Congress, said it is striking that "Everybody who has run for president as a Republican recently – both Presidents Bush, Mitt Romney, Bob Dole, John McCain – they're all skeptical. I think it's very important for us have a healthy two-party competition, but Donald Trump just does not live up to that."
Frank gave as an example Trump's proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States, which he later said was merely a suggestion.
Frank said it is "one thing when you are a purely private citizen to blue sky stuff, but you have to be a little bit more responsible when you are the president, but I just think the inconsistency and the kind of wild nature of some of the things just does not augur well."
Frank has been a supporter of Clinton in the Democratic primaries over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. MSNBC reports
that the Sanders campaign has called for Frank to be removed from his position as chairman of the rules committee at the upcoming Democratic National Convention, saying his outspoken advocacy for Clinton should disqualify him from the post.
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