Obama: GOP Created Trump

The problem is not that all Republicans think the way this guy does. The problem is that they’ve been riding this tiger for a long time. They’ve been feeding their base all kinds of crazy for years, primarily for political expedience. So if Trump was running around saying I wasn’t born here, they were okay with that as long as it helped them with votes. If some of these folks on talk radio talked about how I was the antichrist, that’s just politics. … They stood by while this happened. And Donald Trump–as he’s prone to do—he didn’t build the building himself, he just slapped his name on it and took credit for it. And that’s what happened in their party.

— President Obama, giving Republicans a frank dressing-down for allowing Donald Trump to become the Republican nominee at the annual Ohio Democrats’ dinner Thursday night, TPM reports.

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