During a press conference in Japan, Obama said the American presidential election is being 'very' closely watched oversees. He told reporters that 'it's fair to say' world leaders are 'surprised' Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. 'They are not sure how seriously to take some of his pronouncements but they're rattled by him — and for good reason, because a lot of the proposals that he's made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude,' Obama added. He suggested Trump's controversial proposals were more about 'getting tweets and headlines' than 'actually thinking through' what's needed to keep America safe or the 'world on an even keel.'
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.