Barack Obama told reporters at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa that Donald Trump was a demagogue who Americans will reject.
Donald Trump has been very open about his plan to limit Muslims from terrorist nations and promises to build a border wall with Mexico to protect Americans from illegal immigrants.
We’ve had times throughout our history where anti-immigration sentiment is exploited by demagogues. It was directed at the Irish. It was directed at Poles, Italians and you can go back and read what was said about those groups and it’s identical on what’s being said about Mexicans or Guatemalans or Muslims or Asians. Same stuff… And so we should take some of this rhetoric seriously and answer boldly and clearly. But you shouldn’t think that is representative of how the American people think.