“We don’t have time for charlatans and we don’t have time for bigotry and we didn’t have time for film-flam and we don’t have the luxury of just popping off and saying whatever comes to the tops of our heads,” Obama said during the Friday evening event, held for 3,000 supporters of Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat.
Obama had likely hoped to use his barbed language about Donald Trump — who he avoids naming, but whose policies and style Obama has plainly slammed — during a campaign stop for Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee…
Obama instead used Friday’s event to test-drive barbs against Republicans, including suggesting the party is exploiting the economic fears of white, middle-class Americans for political gain.
“Unfortunately, when people are anxious and scared, there are going to be politicians out there who try to prey on that frustration to get themselves headlines and get themselves votes. And that’s what the Republicans have been doing for a while now,” Obama said.