Obama: Republican 'crack up' not my fault

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 10, 2016 12:07 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the turmoil in the Republican Party, with anti-establishment candidates leading the party's presidential nomination race, is not the result of actions he has taken as president.

"What I'm not going to do is to validate some notion that the Republican crack up that's been taking place is a consequence of actions that I've taken," Obama said at a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"There are thoughtful conservatives who are troubled by this, who are troubled by the direction of their party," Obama said.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Doina Chiacu)