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Obama accuses Donald Trump of campaigning by 'scapegoating'


President Barack Obama says Donald Trump is waging a White House campaign based on "simplistic solutions and scapegoating."

In an interview Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show, Obama says Trump "is putting out a message that has had adherents through history."

He said Trump is appealing to people's fears and uncertainty about the future. Asked how seriously Trump should be taken, Obama says, "Talk to me if he wins."

When asked what he thinks about when he ponders the prospect of a Trump presidency, Obama replies, "I can imagine it in a Saturday night skit."But Obama concedes the country is more divided than he promised. When asked if he felt responsible for that, he said, "It's a regret." But he said he "could not be prouder" of his accomplishments.

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