Sunday, September 04, 2016

Obama weighs in on Donald Trump's appeal

CBS News reports:
With two months to go until the presidential elections, President Obama is already reflecting on the widespread appeal of the Republican party’s nominee, Donald Trump, and attributing the billionaire’s success to those “folks who feel left out.”

“There’s a long tradition in the United States of inclusion, immigration diversity, but also people -- once they’re included in what they consider to be the real America -- worrying about outsiders contaminating, polluting, messing up a good thing,” the president said in a CNN interview that aired Sunday morning. “That’s not new. That dates back to you know, the beginning of this country.”

Trump, whose hardline immigration policies and plans to restrict Muslims from entering the U.S., has then “been able to appeal to a certain group of folks who feel left out or are worried about the rapidity of demographic change, social change,” Mr. Obama said.

The president noted that “in some cases” those groups of people “have very legitimate concerns around the economy and are feeling left behind.”
"immigration diversity"??? Really, a country founded by white protestant Christians was hardly diverse.