US President Barack Obama has blasted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his “disturbing” remarks about women.
The president made the remarks Sunday, as he addressed a campaign event in Chicago for Democratic Representative Tammy Duckworth, who is running for the Senate.
“One of the most disturbing things about this election is just the unbelievable rhetoric coming at the top of the Republican ticket,” Obama said in a reference to Trump’s lewd remarks in a 2005 video that was released this weekend. “I don’t need to repeat it, there are children in the room.”
Despite issuing an apology on Saturday, the comments pushed the Trump campaign into a crisis just a day before a pivotal second presidential debate between Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Senior Republican figures like Senator John McCain, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Trump and withdrawn their…