President Obama: "Far Right Media Outlets" Created Trump By "Pumping Out All Kinds Of Toxic Crazy Stuff"
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From the October 20 edition of CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper:
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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I know a lot of Republicans, voters, just ordinary folks, your neighbors, your friends -- you know, most of them don't think the way Trump does, and there are legitimate differences between the parties. But you know there has to be a point where you stand for something more than just party, or more for --than just your own career. And here is the thing. Trump didn't come out of nowhere, now. For years, Republican politicians and far-right media outlets had just been pumping out all kinds of toxic, crazy stuff. I mean, first of all, there was the whole birther thing. Then they started saying climate change is a Chinese hoax. And according to them, I have power enough to cause these hurricanes and I'm about to steal everybody's guns in the middle of the night and declare martial law but somehow I still need a teleprompter to finish a sentence.So they've been saying crazy stuff and there are a lot of politicians like Marco Rubio who know better but they just look the other way.