Tim Kaine, who ran as 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s running mate, said Obama called Trump a “fascist” during the call. The comments come from a clip in an upcoming documentary about Clinton, NBC News
“President Obama called me last night and said, ‘Tim, remember, this is no time to be a purist. You’ve got to keep a fascist out of the White House,'” Kaine reportedly said in the clip, adding that Obama “knows me and he knows that I could tend to err.” (RELATED: ‘Nobody Likes Him’: Hillary Clinton Lets Loose On Bernie Sanders In New Documentary)
Hillary Clinton stands with President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton during an election eve rally on Nov. 7, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
This is stronger criticism than what Obama has leveled at Trump in public, NBC reported.