Obama: Trump's rhetoric is xenophobic, not populist

U.S. President Obama addresses Parliament in OttawaBy Roberta Rampton OTTAWA (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama is tired of hearing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump described as a populist. The Democratic leader, who has made no secret of his dislike for the wealthy businessman’s rhetoric, closed a news conference in Canada on Wednesday with a long riff on what makes a leader qualified for the “populist” mantra. Trump did not meet the criteria, Obama said, without mentioning the Republican by name.

Share this article