President Barack Obama on Sunday denounced the tenor of the presumptive GOP nominee’s campaign, without ever mentioning Donald Trump by name, during a commencement speech at Rutgers University.
Obama told graduates at the New Jersey school that “building walls” is not the way of the future.
“The world is more interconnected than ever, building walls won’t change that,” he said, clearly taking aim at the only candidate who has turned a facade into a plank.
“To help ourselves we’ve got to help others, not pull up the drawbridge and try to keep the world out,” Obama said.
He said building walls that prevent trade deals “won’t boost our economy,” and walls that keep out Muslims would alienate “the very partners in our fight against extremism.”