Obama: Trump Is ‘Exploiting’ Anger And Fear Among ‘Blue-Collar Men’ [VIDEO]

Steve Guest Media Reporter
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President Barack Obama suggests that as a result of “demographic change” and “economic stresses,” Donald Trump is “exploiting” the anger, fear and frustration of “blue-collar men.”

In an interview with NPR airing on Monday, Obama explained:

I do think that when you combine that demographic change with all the economic stresses that people have been going through — because of the financial crisis, because of technology, because of globalization, the fact that wages and incomes have been flat-lining for some time, and that particularly blue-collar men have had a lot of trouble in this new economy, where they are no longer getting the same bargain that they got when they were going to a factory and able to support their families on a single paycheck — you combine those things, and it means that there is going to be potential anger, frustration, fear. Some of it justified, but just misdirected. I think somebody like Mr. Trump is taking advantage of that. That’s what he’s exploiting during the course of his campaign.

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