The Greensboro News & Observer:
President Barack Obama campaigned for fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton Tuesday evening, slamming Republican Donald Trump as “unfit to lead this country.”
Speaking to a capacity crowd at an outdoor amphitheater, he addressed Trump’s lewd comments about women from a leaked 2005 audio tape.
“You don’t have to be a husband or father to hear what we heard a few days ago and say ‘that’s not right,’” Obama said. “You just have to be a decent human being.”
Obama says there’s a stark contrast between Trump and the Republican presidential candidates he faced in 2008 and 2012, John McCain and Mitt Romney.
“I never thought that if they were in the Oval Office, America would spin out of control,” he said. “I just thought they represented a different political party and a different philosophy. That is not the case with the current Republican nominee.”
Obama blamed the Republican Party for creating the political environment that allowed Trump to secure the GOP nomination.
“If you’ve been only about obstruction, if in order to score political points you tell your voter base crazy stuff – like I wasn’t born here, or that I’m a Muslim,” he said. “You repeat it over and over again, and so your only agenda is negative. ... Over time you produce a nominee who is all about obstruction and insults and makes up his own facts.”
Thank you once again, Mr. President!