French President Francois Hollande said the "excesses" of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are "vomit-inducing," news agency AFP reported.
Hollande responded to Trump's derision of a fallen US soldier's family who spoke at the Democratic National Convention. The French leader made the comments during a meeting of journalists in Paris on Tuesday evening.
"The excesses ultimately create a vomit-inducing feeling, even in the United States, especially when you take - as in the case of Donald Trump - a soldier, the memory of a soldier," Hollande was quoted by AFP as saying.
Saying the election of Trump would have consequences, because a US election is "a global election," Hollande denounced his "hurtful and humiliating" comments in relation to the fallen soldier.
Earlier this week, Trump came under fire for making light of the story of Humayun Khan, a Muslim US Army captain who died defending his base from a car bomber in 2004 in Baquba, Iraq.