Barack Obama Slams Donald Trump In Speech - 'He's Capitalizing On Resentment'

Muriel Colon
September 10, 2018

"But what they understood is, the stakes are high in this election". "They're not doing us a favor by actively promoting 90% of the insane stuff coming out of this White House and saying, 'Don't worry, we're preventing the other 10%'".

He later added: "This is not normal".

Last week, Mr. Obama praised American accomplishments but said there is a darker side to progress when politicians peddle resentment and mistrust to preserve the status quo. "Its central organizing principle in foreign policy was the fight against communism, and now they're cozying up to the former head of the KBG", he claimed.

Speaking at the University of IL where he accepted an award for ethics in government, Obama foreshadowed the themes he is expected to take to the campaign trail in the coming weeks while stumping for Democrats before the November midterm elections.

'It did not start with Donald Trump, he's a symptom, not the cause.

Those Democrats Obama will rally with on Saturday welcomed his return to the campaign trail.

"He was part of the political elite that created the circumstances that allowed Donald Trump to come through", he said.

"If we don't step up, things can get worse", Obama said. "I found he's very good".

"It shouldn't be Democratic or Republican to say that we don't target groups of people because of what they look like or how they pray", Obama said.

Speaking about the Democrat campaign, Mr Obama said to loud cheers: "We're going to put on our marching shoes, we're going to start knocking on some doors, we're going to start making some calls". "And we're sure as heck supposed to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers".

Obama also praised venture capitalist Josh Harder in his bid to unseat four-term Republican Jeff Denham, and T.J. Cox, who is challenging David Valadao in a district where Democrats hold a 17-point advantage in voter registration.

During his remarks, Obama also criticized Republicans in Congress who seem "utterly unwilling" to stand up to Trump and "safeguard the institutions that make our democracies work".

The president was widely censured by officials from across the political spectrum, and later clarified that he condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacy.

The November elections have been seen as a referendum on Mr Trump, who has fulfilled campaign promises to cut taxes and regulations but who faces a widening special counsel probe and growing questions about his fitness for office, even by some within his administration.

NO one does the cool burn quite so deftly as Barack Obama.

"It's supposed to be the party... of fiscal conservatism".

"None of this is conservative", Obama said. And he implored Americans to vote for those leaders.

Here are the notable important things he said during the speech, including this helpful reminder about democracy: "This is not a rock concert".

The one-time community organizer used his notable gift of oration and implored students to get out and vote, setting up the election as a defining moment for the direction of the country.

"All across the country, you can feel the energy".

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