Hillary Clinton Doc: Obama Called Trump a ‘Fascist’ During Phone Call
Former presidents conversation with Sen. Tim Kaine revealed
Former President Barack Obama called then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as a “fascist” during a phone conversation with Sen. Tim Kaine during the 2016 presidential election, according to reports.
The four-part documentary series airing on Hulu focuses on Clinton's life.
Kaine later recalls his conversation with Obama while conversing with Clinton and wife Anne Holton.
“President Obama called me last night and said, ‘Tim, remember, this is no time to be a purist," the Virginia Democrat said.
"You’ve got to keep a fascist out of the White House,'” he continued.
Hillary “knows me, and he knows that I could tend to err.”
“I echo that sentiment,” Clinton replied.
“But that’s really — the weight of our responsibility is so huge.”
The date of the exchange is not yet clear.
Obama’s reported attack on President Trump is his sharpest attack on the Republican known to date.
The former president blasted Trump in his 2016 Democrat National Convention speech, warning of “homegrown demagogues” threaten the United States.
Clinton expanded on thoughts about Obama’s pointed criticism while speaking at the Sundance film festival with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg,
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“If you look at the definition [of fascist], which I’ve had the occasion to read several times,” said Clinton.
“I think we can agree on several things: One, he has authoritarian tendencies, and he admires authoritarian leaders, [Vladimir] Putin being his favorite,” she added.
“He uses a form of really virulent nationalism," Clinton added.
"He identifies targets: immigrants, blacks, browns, gays, women, whoever the target of the day or week is … I think you see a lot of the characteristics of what we think of [as] nationalistic, fascistic kinds of tendencies and behaviors.”
Last year, Clinton commented during an appearance on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show,” on Trump's involvement with Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s case and pardoning Army veterans Clint Lorance and Matthew Golsteyn.
“When I think about the American military, that’s who I think about," Clinton said.
“I am sick to my stomach about what Trump did pardoning three men who were testified against by their own men because of the way that they behaved.”