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French President: Donald Trump’s Excesses Are Vomit-Inducing

Francois Hollande couldn't hold back from explaining what Trump's comments make him want to do.

TULLE, FRANCE - JANUARY 18:  French President Francois Hollande addresses his new year wishes to the French department of Correze on January 18, 2014 in Tulle, France. Francois Hollande also visited the constituency of Correze, the department he headed before the presidential election, where he attended a New Year ceremony. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
TULLE, FRANCE - JANUARY 18: French President Francois Hollande addresses his new year wishes to the French department of Correze on January 18, 2014 in Tulle, France. Francois Hollande also visited the constituency of Correze, the department he headed before the presidential election, where he attended a New Year ceremony. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

It seemed like U.S. President Barack Obama basically got the point across when he warned on Tuesday that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is “woefully unprepared” to be commander-in-chief.

But then French President Francois Hollande took it one step further, saying at a press conference in Paris that comments like the insults Trump leveled at the Muslim parents of a fallen U.S. Army soldier this week are “excesses [that] make you want to retch.”

Trump’s staggering unpopularity around the world, which Obama alluded to at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week, has made him an easy target for politicians concerned about the disintegrating global order, the health of the global economy, or the continued viability of the NATO alliance. Still, criticizing Trump for his “excesses” requires some measure of chutzpah from a bald man with an $11,000 barber bill every month.

Trump has received a stunning amount of bad press following his denigrating comments and tweets toward Khizr and Ghazala Khan, after Khizr spoke at the DNC. He criticized Trump and memorialized their son, who was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2004.

Hollande went on to say Tuesday that “democracy is also at stake, as we see more and more people tempted by authoritarianism.”

“Should the American people choose Trump, there will be consequences, because a U.S. election is a global election,” he said.

Photo credit: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images

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