Sunday, October 09, 2016

Obama Denounces Donald Trump's Comments, Taking Direct Aim At The Candidate's Character


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After a video was released that put on display the sexism and offensiveness we've come to expect from Donald Trump, President Obama denounced his comments in a statement full of all the fury you're feeling, too. Speaking at a campaign event for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Obama didn't hold back on what he really thought aboutTrump's latest comments about women, which included, but were not limited to, "I moved on her like a bitch," "Just kiss, I don’t even wait," "Grab them by the pussy," and "You can do anything."

President Obama said, "One of the most disturbing things about this election is just the unbelievable rhetoric coming at the top of the Republican ticket. I don't need to repeat it. There are children in the room." He continued:
Demeaning women, degrading women — but also minorities. Immigrants. People of other faiths. Mocking the disabled. Insulting our troops, Insulting our veterans. That tells you a couple of things: It tells you that he's insecure enough that he pumps himself up by putting other people down. Not a character trait that I would advise for somebody in the Oval Office.

As CNN reported, Obama didn't stop there. After saying it seems like Trump doesn't care about "basic values that we try to impart to our kids," he concluded that Trump's comments tell you that "he'd be careless with the civility and the respect that a real vibrant democracy requires."

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