President Obama, a self-proclaimed feminist, weighed in on the latest Donald Trump controversy.
Trump was caught on tape bragging about the various ways in which he has degraded and assaulted “beautiful women.” The audio, obtained by the Washington Post, was captured during a taping of Access Hollywood with host Billy Bush.
While Trump chalks the whole thing up to “locker room banter,” Obama feels otherwise.
“One of the most disturbing things about this election is the unbelievable rhetoric coming at the top of the Republican ticket,” said President Obama while in Chicago while supporting Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth.
“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 things.”
“That 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 someone in the Oval Office,” Obama continued.
“It tells you he doesn’t care much about the basic values we try to impact our kids.”