President Obama says that Donald Trump’s words in a recently released news clip would be inappropriate for any workplace. While he didn’t directly say that the comment should get Trump disqualified to run for president, the implication was there.
Obama has been seen by Republicans as a “weak” president, often catering to the public opinion to gain favor with more than just a certain group. However, he has always allegedly been careful about his words.
Donald Trump, however, has often been accused of not thinking things through before he says them. At the very beginning of his bid for the presidency, he’d made a statement which was borderline blanketed about Mexicans, that they’re “rapists” and “criminals.” He had said that there are good ones among them, but that part was mostly ignored by pundits who simply wanted to slam him for something.
— CNN (@CNN) October 12, 2016
Since then, unlike President Obama, Donald Trump said things about women, Black Lives Matter, and Muslims, which further had him labeled as a racist and misogynist. His latest statement wasn’t really recent, but it was enough to put the attention back on his feelings toward women, says ABC News.
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful… I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it… You can do anything… Grab them by the p****.”
Donald Trump later issued an apology for what he’d dismissed as “locker room talk.” President Obama apparently believes such words aren’t fitting for a Presidential candidate, never mind “applying for a job at 7-Eleven.”
Obama: ‘Republicans shouldn’t endorse Trump’ https://t.co/YvuT2GiW1v
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 12, 2016
In the current work environment, saying things like what Trump did is considered sexual harassment and can get you fired instantly. On Tuesday, in North Carolina, President Obama slammed Donald Trump, telling voters they can make a stand against such actions.
“You don’t have to be a husband or a father to hear what we heard just a few days ago and say that’s not right. You just have to be a decent human being to say that’s not right. If it makes you mad, then you say that’s not somebody I want representing the United States of America. You can do something about it, North Carolina.”
— CNN (@CNN) October 12, 2016
Despite President Obama’s words, Donald Trump supporters have been mostly sticking by the Republican presidential candidate. Obama seemed to be speaking on a personal level.
“That doesn’t make sense to me. You can’t have it both ways here. You can’t repeatedly denounce what is said by someone and then say but I’m still going to endorse him to be the most powerful person on the planet and to put them in charge.”
Obama’s words may have been colored as political by Republicans who felt he was simply supporting Hillary Clinton as a fellow Democrat. White House spokesman Josh Earnest stated that President Obama found Donald Trump’s words as horrible as most U.S. citizens did, according to the Telegraph. He stated that it was clear to him and everybody else that Trump’s statements in that interview revealed sexual assault, and are “worthy of sharp condemnation.”
President Obama also said Donald Trump isn’t likely to change his ways.
“What did you think? He was going to transform himself? I mean I’m 55 and it’s hard for me to change. I know at 70 it’s going to be harder.”
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