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

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

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

He later added: "This is not normal".

"The claim that everything will turn out OK because there are people inside the White House who secretly aren't following the president's orders, that is not a check", he said.

"They'll promise to clean up corruption and then plunder away; they start to undermine norms that insure accountability and try to chance the rules to enhance their power, and appeal to racial nationalism that is barely veiled".

In August, Obama endorsed 81 Democratic contenders in 14 states, emphasizing young, diverse candidates running for state-level offices in an attempt to help new party leaders establish themselves.

And for the first time, Obama publicly called out President Donald Trump by name.

"Obama is a great messenger to get them to vote for Democrats", Pfeiffer said.

The ex-president has kept a low profile since he left office in 2017 until now.

Obama never said Trump's name during his fundraising speech for the DNC and instead urged Democrats to stop "moping" and get to work for candidates. We are supposed to stand up to bullies not follow them.

"We're supposed to stand up to discrimination", he said.

And we're sure as heck suppoed to stand up, clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers.

He very bluntly slated Trump for not condemning the racially-charged protests, saying: "How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?"

After remarking that he had been asked about Obama's scathing rebuke, Trump suggested Obama's words were good for one thing: sleeping.

"He's just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years", he said.

However, the data, in fact, show that Obama oversaw a steady, if somewhat disappointing, economic recovery, and those trends have continued in Trump's first term.

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

"Because there is actually only one real check on bad policy and abuses of power, and that's you - you and your vote", he said. "You can not sit back and wait for a savior".

The result is a strategy of big events in blue corners of the country, quiet fundraisers with donors and a series of digital videos or robo-calls, meant to drive Democratic attention and turnout in a targeted way.

"Some of you may think I am exaggerating when I say these November elections are more important than any in our lifetime", he said.

The Republican National Committee, for its part, responded to Obama's speech by saying, "President Obama stepped back into the spotlight to make the case that our country is on the wrong track".

"I'm sorry, I watched it but I fell asleep", he said during a fundraiser in North Dakota.

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