Trump exploiting people’s fears: Obama

In his first major comments on Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump, US President Barack Obama today said that the real estate tycoon is exploiting people’s fear amid a stagnant and rapidly changing economy.

“I think somebody like Mr Trump is taking advantage of that. That’s what he’s exploiting during the course of his campaign,” Obama told National Public Radio (NPR) in an interview.

“When one combines the demographic change with all the economic stresses that people have been going through because of the financial crisis, because of technology, because of globalisation, it means that there is going to be potential anger, frustration and fear,” said the president.