The president's comments were reprehensible, and no one should defend the indefensible. What he said was was deeply offensive to many Americans, people who were born here and yet are being silenced because their views do not line up with a certain segment of white Americans. Aside from being offensive, his comments were inane as applied to three of the four people he tried to disparage. I wonder why he didn't leave the country for the eight years that he was unhappy under President Obama. That logic never seems to apply to people that look like him. Those people are never told to go back to where they came from.