Earlier today while campaigning for U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth, President Obama gave voice to all of the things that have been running through our minds since Donald Trump first announced his run for the White House.
President Obama almost seemed somewhat sad that he had to address the actions of a man as reprehensible and slimy as Trump, telling the crowd:
“One of the most disturbing things about this election is just the unbelievable rhetoric coming at the top of the Republican ticket. I don’t need to repeat it. There are children in the room.
“Demeaning women, degrading women, but also minorities, immigrants, people of other faiths, mocking the disabled, insulting our troops, insulting our veterans.”
But then the President perfectly summed up the menace we know as the GOP nominee:
“It tells you a couple of things about him. It 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 somebody in the Oval Office. It tells you that he doesn’t care much about the basic values that we try to impart to our kids.
“It tells you he’d be careless with the civility and the respect that a real, vibrant democracy requires.”
Thank you, Mr. President. It needed to be said, and you said it perfectly.
— CNN (@CNN) October 9, 2016