Obama: We Have to Stop Thinking Trump’s Behavior Is Within the ‘Normal Political Discourse’

Posted on 11/2/2016 4:16 PM in Politics


“That our job, particularly when we have positions of authority, particularly when this country has blessed us — is to treat everybody with dignity, treat everybody with respect. To treat everybody with generosity and kindness. We have to stop thinking that his behavior is normal, that it’s within the bounds of what has up until this point been our normal political discourse. And you hear some folks now justifying and making excuses. You hear some Republicans who — they know he’s not qualified, but they say, ‘Well, you know what? Character doesn’t matter. Knowing the issues doesn’t matter and policy doesn’t matter so long as he supports the Republican agenda.’”

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