President Obama has broken his silence over the lewd audio tape of Donald Trump laughing about assaulting women, and he is condemning it in no uncertain terms. His comments came while on a campaign stop for Secretary Hillary Clinton.
Campaigning in North Carolina Tuesday, President Barack Obama criticized Donald Trump for a recently surfaced tape in which the GOP presidential nominee made lewd comments about women and bragged about groping them.
“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,” the president said in Greensboro, North Carolina. “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.”
The fallout from the tape continued on Tuesday, as Trump continued to lash out at Republicans who have begun to abandon the presidential ticket. He targeted Speaker Paul Ryan, who did not rescind his endorsement but said he would no longer do campaign events or speak on behalf of his party’s presidential nominee, an unusual step.
Trump took to his Twitter account to once again name call his fellow Republicans as he had done in the primary, while also whining at length about supposed unfair treatment from the media – even though the media has been instrumental in propping him up as a major party nominee.
Polling continued to show the fallout from the tape favoring Clinton, as NBC News released data from a survey taken after the release of the tape and after this past weekend’s debate (where all the public scientific polling scored another win for Clinton). The new poll shows Clinton up double digits against Trump in a head-to-head contest and with a 7% lead when third party candidates are included.
As the GOP continued to crack up, in addition to the President campaigning on her behalf, Clinton also did a rally in Florida along with former Vice President Al Gore. The Democrats are showing unity at a critical, key, election moment.
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