French President François Hollande on Tuesday reprimanded the "excesses" of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling his statements "sickening."
"His excesses make you want to retch, even in the United States, especially when — as was Donald Trump's case — he speaks ill of a soldier, of the memory of a soldier," Hollande told journalists at a gathering in Paris, according to the AFP.
Hollande's comments follow Trump's attacks on Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of an American soldier killed in Iraq, NBC News reported.
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"Democracy is also as stake, as we see more and more people tempted by authoritarianism," Hollande said. "Should the American people choose Trump, there will be consequences because a U.S. election is a global election."
Hollande expressed his concern for how a Trump presidency could swing international politics.