Donald Trump discussed the Occupy Wall Street movement today on FOX and Friends.
“This is class warfare, and this is probably the only way that he thinks he can get elected because he’s done a lousy job as president.”
The Politico reported:
The Obama administration has allowed the Occupy Wall Street protests go on for too long, Donald Trump suggested on Monday.
“I do think that government maybe is letting this go a little bit too far,” Trump said on Fox News Monday morning. “People are having a great time. They’re all going down, they’re having a great time.”
Responding to a video clip of protesters using violent language to express their frustrations, Trump said that the demonstrators are “doing no service to what they’re representing.”
Trump conceded that the growing number of protestors indicates a need for change, but insisted that President Barack Obama isn’t up to the task.
“Change has to be made, [but] not Obama’s kind of change. Real change. Obama’s kind of change was just words – everything about him is words. It’s all nonsense,” Trump said.
The real estate mogul blamed Obama’s rhetoric for sparking the ongoing protests that began in Manhattan and spread across the country, and suggested that the “Occupiers” should focus on Washington D.C., instead, where protesters have already started to gather by the hundreds in the past few weeks.
“I think the protesters should be down at the White House protesting because he’s doing a terrible job on the economy,” Trump said about Obama. “He’s doing a terrible job on jobs. And he knows nothing about — this guy has never done a deal in his life, except for his house, which wasn’t a very appropriate deal.”
He added, “This is class warfare, and this is probably the only way that he thinks he can get elected because he’s done a lousy job as president.”