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Obama: Trump Is Not a Populist, He's Something Much Worse

'I would just advise everybody be careful about suddenly attributing to whoever pops up at a time of economic anxiety the label that they're populist,' warned President Obama while speaking at a press conference in Canada.

RealClearPolitics

Short transcript:

"Now, somebody else who has never shown any regard for workers, has never fought on behalf of social justice issues, or making sure that poor kids are getting a decent shot at life or have health care. In fact, have worked against economic opportunity for workers and ordinary people."

"They don't suddenly become a populist because they say something controversial in order to win votes. That's not the measure of populism. That's nativism. Or xenaphobia. Or worse. Just cynicism."

"So I would just advise everybody be careful about suddenly attributing to whoever pops up at a time of economic anxiety the label that they're populist."