Nothing truly prepares you for the Oval Office. You can read about it. You can study it. But until you’ve sat at that desk, you don’t know what it’s like to manage a global crisis.
There are only five people alive today who have ever sat behind the Resolute desk. And not a single one of them believes Donald Trump has what it takes to be our next Commander-in-Chief.
In fact, only Democratic presidents—past and current—have publicly commented on the race. And they all support Hillary Clinton.
Barack Obama, at the Democratic National Convention, went so far as to say that, “There has never been a man or a woman—not me, not Bill, nobody—more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America.”
President Clinton didn’t seem to mind:
****** GIF ******* of Bill Clinton's response to Obama saying Hillary is more qualified than he was: pic.twitter.com/6Jzk49mg2h
— Nick Baumann (@NickBaumann) July 28, 2016
President Clinton said that Hillary is “uniquely qualified to seize the opportunities and reduce the risks we face,” at the DNC. He went on to call her “the best darn change-maker I have ever known.”
As he put it, “You could drop her into any trouble spot, pick one, come back in a month and somehow, some way, she will have made it better. That is just who she is.”
And President Jimmy Carter offered a similar assessment: “As you know, Hillary has always shown a willingness to take on the most difficult challenges, and to get things done.” He continued his praise, calling her an advocate of human rights with a “steady hand” and a “strong heart.”
As for our two living former Republican presidents?
Neither showed up to Trump’s convention. Neither have been seen on the campaign trail. And neither is planning on making a presidential endorsement this election cycle.
That’s simply unprecedented. And it speaks volumes.