United states 44th President, Barack Obama has on Tuesday, February 16, showed concern that he does not believe GOP front-runner Donald Trump will make it to the White House, but the real estate mogul took the remark as a compliment, saying Obama has done a “lousy job,” BBC reports.

“I continue to believe that Mr Trump will not be president. And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people,” Mr Obama said while speaking at a press conference in Rancho Mirage, California.

Obama told reporters that he believed Americans still see the presidency as “a serious job.”

“It’s not hosting a talk show, or a reality show. It’s not promotion, it’s not marketing,” Obama said. “It’s hard and a lot of people count on us getting it right.”

Mr Trump, a billionaire businessman, is the front-runner in the race to be his party’s choice for the White House.

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He has won one state primary already, and leads the polls in South Carolina, where Republicans voted on Saturday.

Reacting, Mr Trump said it was a compliment to be criticised by a president who had done so much damage to the country.

He also vowed that he would deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, build a wall on the southern border paid for by Mexico and that Muslims should be stopped from entering the US.