Saturday 18 November 2017

François Hollande says Donald Trump 'makes you want to retch’

Donald Trump. Photo: Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images
Donald Trump. Photo: Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images

French president Francois Hollande said a victory for Donald Trump will have consequences for the whole world and that he makes people “want to retch”.

“If the Americans choose Trump, that will have consequences, because an American election is a world election,” he said.


“It could lead to a very strong turn to the right in the world, or to a correction ... the American campaign shows issues that will be reflected in the French campaign.”


Hollande who has yet to announce if he will seek re-election said Trump’s “excesses” were sickening.


“His excesses make you want to retch, even in the United States, especially when – as was Donald Trump’s case – he speaks ill of a soldier, of the memory of a soldier,” he said, referring to Trump’s comments in recent days about captain Humayun Khan, a US Muslim soldier killed in Iraq in 2004.

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Hollande said he was hearing “hurtful, humiliating comments” during the US election campaign. He said politicians “should be respected when they are respectable.”


US president Barack Obama recently declared that Donald Trump is "unfit" and "woefully unprepared" to serve in the White House.


In a searing denouncement, Obama challenged top Republicans to drop their support for their party's nominee, declaring: "There has to come a point at which you say, 'enough'."

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