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Obama: The World ‘Rattled’ by Donald Trump

(From L) European Council President Donald Tusk, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pose for the family photo during the first day of the Group of Seven (G7) summit meetings in Ise city on May 26, 2016.
World leaders kick off two days of G7 talks in Japan on May 26 with the creaky global economy, terrorism, refugees, China's controversial maritime claims, and a possible Brexit headlining their packed agenda. / AFP / AFP POOL / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama admitted that world leaders were “surprised” and “rattled” by the political rise of Donald Trump. “I think it’s fair to say that they are surprised by the Republican nominee. They are not sure how seriously to take some of his pronouncements, but they’re rattled by him, and for good reason,” he said.

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