Obama warned that democracy is on ballot in US 2016 presidential election

U.S. President Barack Obama condemned Donald Trump as a dictator during a lakeside campaign rally for Hillary Clinton here on Friday.

Censor.NET reports citing ВВС and DW.

"Civility is on the ballot. Tolerance is on the ballot. Courtesy is on the ballot. Honesty is on the ballot. Equality is on the ballot. Kindness is on the ballot. All the progress we made in the last eight years is on the ballot - democracy itself is on the ballot right now," Obama said.

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Deploying a sharp line against Trump's claims to be for the working class, Obama wondered why anyone would believe the nominee's claims.

"If a guy's spent 70 years on this earth showing no regard for working people, there's no record that he's supported (the) minimum wage or supported collective bargaining, invested in poor communities, and then suddenly he's going to be the champion of working people? Come on," Obama said.

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Obama denounced the Republican candidate as a "dictator-in-the-making." The president also singled out Trump's purported business acumen and newfound rage against the "global elite" for ridicule.

"This is a guy who spent all his time hanging around, trying to convince everybody he was a global elite... and flying around everywhere and all he had time for was celebrities," Obama told a group of young voters. "Suddenly he's going to be the champion of working people? Come on, man," the president added.

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