Former President Barack Obama gave a fiery speech today, slamming Donald Trump as “as a symptom, not the cause of division.” Obama said that Trump is “just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years.” He hit Trump and Republicans for the response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico. “I know there are Republicans who believe government should only perform a few minimal functions but that one of those functions should be making sure nearly 3,000 Americans don’t die in a hurricane and its aftermath,” he said.
Obama also smacked Trump for emboldening the worst in our society, saying, “When you vote, you’ve got the power to make sure white nationalists don’t feel emboldened to march with their hoods on or hoods off in Charlottesville.”
“We are Americans. We’re supposed to stand up to bullies, not follow them,” Obama said. “We’re supposed to stand up to discrimination and we’re sure as heck supposed to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers.”
“How hard can that be?” he asked. “Saying that Nazis are bad.”
Well, Trump responded to Obama’s scathing rebuke of the current occupant in the White House.
“I’m sorry. I watched it, but I fell asleep. I found he’s very good — very good for sleeping,” Trump said during a fundraiser in Fargo, N.D.
Trump did not take it well that Obama reminded the public when the recovery started.
“Let’s just remember when this recovery started,” Obama said. “I have to kind of remind them those jobs numbers are kind of the same as they were in 2015 and 2016.”
Trump has repeatedly taken credit for Obama’s economy.
“He was trying to take credit for this incredible thing that’s happening to our country,” Trump said, then accused Obama of presiding over the “weakest recovery in the history of our country” since the Great Depression.
Obama did, in fact, pull this country out of an apocalyptic economy. Trump has always been obsessively jealous of Obama and it shows every single day. Trump is plagued with scandals, while Obama is listed as one of our country’s greatest presidents.
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