Tuesday, in Greensboro, North Carolina, while campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama said that considering the lewd comments Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made while being recorded in 2005 on a hot microphone, he would not be hired at a 7-Eleven.
Obama said, “And now you find a situation in which, the guy says stuff that nobody would find tolerable if they were applying for a job at 7-Eleven. … I don’t know what job, if you were kind of vetting somebody for a job, and then you heard what somebody said on tape about women, set aside what they were saying about other stuff, that you would you hire that person for that job. And the fact that now you’ve got people saying, ‘Well, we strongly disapprove, we really disagree, we find those comments disgusting, but we’re still endorsing him. We still think he should be president.’ That doesn’t make sense to me. Now, I hear then some people saying, ‘Well, I’m a Christian, and so, I’m all about forgiveness, because nobody’s perfect.’ Well, that is true. I am certainly not perfect, nobody’s perfect, and I too believe in forgiveness and redemption, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to elect the person president. You know, if somebody does something terrible or shows themselves to be unqualified for an office, I can forgive them, I suppose, if they’re sincere about it, but I don’t want them necessarily leading the country, right? So, you can’t have it both ways here. You cannot repeatedly denounce what is said by someone, and then say. ‘But I’m still going to endorse him to be the most powerful person on the planet, and to put them in charge.'”
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