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President Obama Calls Donald Trump’s Tape ‘Repugnant’

October 11, 2016, 8:01 PM UTC
President Obama Arrives Back To The White House After Trip To Richmond, Virginia
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: U.S. President Barack Obama arrives back at the White House, from attending a town hall meeting at Fort Lee, Virginia, September 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Earlier today Congress voted to override President Obama's veto of legislation allowing families of terrorist victims to sue governments suspected of sponsoring terrorism. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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The White House says President Barack Obama found the video of Donald Trump talking about kissing and groping women to be “repugnant.”

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said people across the ideological spectrum have stated that what Trump said on the recording “constituted sexual assault.” He said that’s why many people have sharply condemned Trump’s comments in the tape.

Earnest said the turmoil in the Republican Party isn’t surprising. He said Republicans have spent more than seven years prioritizing opposition to Obama over facts or true conservative principles.

He said, “You reap what you sow.”

Donald Trump has apologized for the comments he made on the recently-surfaced 2005 video. He has said he didn’t commit the acts he boasted of in the tape and has called his remarks just “locker room talk.”

Fortune staff contributed to this report.