President Obama dropped a truth bomb on Donald Trump that was so devastating that Republicans will be feeling its shock waves for years to come.
Watching Obama talk about Trump—with the sound off—is amazing pic.twitter.com/0JzHlU2mdQ
— Andrew Katz (@katz) October 20, 2016
While speaking for Hillary Clinton in Miami, FL, President Obama said:
This is more than just the usual standard lie,” Obama said forcefully, speaking at a rally for Hillary Clinton in Miami. Because when you suggest rigging or fraud without a shred of evidence, when last night, at the debate, Trump becomes the first major party nominee in American history to suggest that he will not concede despite losing the vote and then says today that he will accept the results if he wins — that is not a joking matter.
I want everybody to pay attention here. That is dangerous. Because when you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people’s minds about the legitimacy of our elections, that undermines our democracy. Then you’re doing the work of our adversaries for them. Because our democracy depends on people knowing that their vote matters, that those who occupy the seats of power were chosen by the people.
Republicans want the American people to look at Donald Trump as the exception, not the norm. The truth is that Trump is more representative of Republican voters than Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, John Kasich, or any of the other non-Trump faces that the GOP may put forward in the future.
The President’s remarks illustrated how Trump is doing real damage to the Republican Party. In the future, Republicans are going to be known to the majority of the country as the party that nominated Donald Trump and his dangerous rhetoric to occupy the Oval Office.
Republicans spent the previous eight years trying make forgot about the presidency of George W. Bush. The GOP may spend another 8-80 years trying to make America forget about Donald Trump.