President Barack Obama spoke at a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina on Tuesday night. The president, campaigning for Hillary Clinton, endorsed Clinton months ago and has spoken boldly against a Donald Trump presidency.
The president stated, “Now you find a situation in which the guy says stuff that nobody would find tolerable if they were applying for a job at 7-Eleven.”
The comment comes as Donald Trump was videotaped in 2005 making lewd comments about women. Obama stated that Trump would be disqualified from working for a convenience store for his comments.
Trump’s comments on women and potential sexual assault were center stage at Sunday’s debate.
He stated that he was embarrassed by his comments and passed them off as “locker room talk.” The half apology was not enough to stop many Republicans from turning their back on Trump in recent days.
Paul Ryan, House Speaker, all but dropped his endorsement for Trump when he stated he will be campaigning to keep Republicans in the majority and will no longer defend Trump. John McCain also turned his back on Trump following the tape’s release.
The Republicans that have stood by Trump despite his harsh words were questioned on Tuesday by Obama.
The president stated, “The fact that now you’ve got people saying: ‘We strongly disagree, we really disapprove … but we’re still endorsing him.’ They still think he should be president, that doesn’t make sense to me.”