Barack Attack! Former President Obama Slams President Trump's "Politics Of Fear And Resentment"
After a seemingly long break from the political scene, former President Barack Obama is back with a bang. On Friday, he gave a fiery speech at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Later on Saturday, he spoke at a rally in Anaheim for supporters of Democratic congressional candidates.
Before now, Obama only made subtle remarks about the state of the country without specifically mentioning the President. With mid-term elections just around the corner, Obama has changed his position.
At the University of Illinois, Obama spoke directly about President Trump, calling him out for taking advantage of the American people and working hard to spread anger, resentment, and division. However, Obama said President Trump was not the root of the problem.
It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause. He’s just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years.
Also, Obama called out President Trump for going easy on the issue of racism, and even suggested the President was tolerant of Nazi sympathizers.
We are supposed to stand up to discrimination, and we sure as heck are supposed to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers.
President Obama is back in a big way.— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) September 7, 2018
He’s saying everything Americans have wanted to hear him say since Trump won.
Blasting Trump and @GOP’s erosion of decency, regressive policies, and threats to our democracy, while reminding voters we have the power to change this #In60Days
Many Americans, especially Democrats, were quite pleased with Obama’s direct remarks about the current state of the country. Nevertheless, some anti-Obama observers feel the former President has no moral ground to call out President Trump on any count.
Obama is just citing everything he did to the American people and then trying to project it on to @realDonaldTrump like it’s his fault @BarackObama failed. You don’t get to take credit for things you didn’t do in your 8 yrs. #YouHadYourChance #KAG #youretherealracist— Joshua Manning (@amfibian001) September 10, 2018
"IT DID NOT START WITH DONALD TRUMP. HE IS A SYMPTOM, NOT THE CAUSE!!! " and the "treatment" should start with changing "pills" like perception, belief sistems, mentality. I'm talking about all of us. We all need each other. No one can handle the healing of the world alone!— MarySparrow (@Mary_Sparrow_) September 8, 2018
The Republicans currently control the government, led by President Trump, and continue to pursue policies that many Americans on both sides feel do not benefit people of the U.S. Given all indications, Obama will be quite involved in the upcoming elections, and will continue to speak out against President Trump. And his main message to Americans is: Go out and vote.