WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has urged senior Republicans to withdraw their endorsement of Donald Trump as their presidential candidate.
At a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, he said it did not make sense to denounce Trump’s controversial remarks while still backing him for the White House.
Obama mocked Trump for his loss of nearly $1 billion, his refusal to release his tax returns and his lewd comments about women.
“The guy says stuff nobody would find tolerable if they were applying for a job at 7-Eleven,” Obama said during a lengthy speech to a crowd of 7,700 at an outdoor amphitheater.
“I also know a lot of casino operators who managed not to lose $1 billion in a year. They say the house always wins. I don’t know what happened.”
Of the 2005 “Access Hollywood” video of Trump making lewd remarks about women that was disclosed last week, Obama said: “You don’t have to be a husband or father to say, ‘That’s not right.’ You just have to be a decent human being.” – Samaa/Agencies