Obama: Trump Language In 2005 Recording Is 'Disturbing'

President Obama weighed in on the Donald Trump recording Sunday, describing the Republican candidate's comments as a disturbing example of disrespect for all people.

“Demeaning, degrading women, but also minorities, immigrants, people of other faiths, mocking the disabled," Obama said of Trump during a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago. "He puffs himself up by putting other people down.”

He added: "Not a character trait that I would advise for somebody in the Oval Office."

Obama did not detail Trump's comments as revealed on a tape that surfaced Friday: “I don’t need to repeat it. There’s children in the room.”

On the 2005 tape, Trump is heard graphically discussing groping women.

In expanding his remarks, Obama also said that "one of the most disturbing things about this election is just the unbelievable rhetoric coming at the top of the Republican ticket."

 

USA TODAY


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