Barack Obama Slams Donald Trump, GOP in Political Speech

Barack Obama Slams Donald Trump, GOP in Political Speech

Barack Obama Slams Donald Trump, GOP in Political Speech

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Obama said the November midterm elections would give Americans "a chance to restore sanity in our politics" during his 20-minute speech to a crowd of around 900 Democratic faithful at the Anaheim Convention Center, while warning voters of the risks of keeping Republicans in power.

Obama's remarks on current political life not only took direct aim at Trump's presidency, but also at the broader Republican Party's capitulation to him.

Most of what he said was highlighting the importance of the upcoming election.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday told attendees at a Democratic rally that the United States government "is a government for everybody".

"Appealing to tribe, appealing to fear, pitting one group against another - that's an old playbook".

Accordingly, Obama also said the "stakes really are higher" in terms of this years midterms.

Despite previously indicating that he would follow that norm, Obama broke with tradition on September 7 with a speech kicking off his campaign blitz to help Democrats regain control of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections.


"The idea that he doesn't take the respect of past presidents - you never saw George Bush going out talking in a campaign", Mr. McCarthy said.

"As a fellow citizen - not as an ex-president, but as a fellow citizen - I'm here to deliver a simple message and that is: you need to vote because our democracy depends on it", he told students. "I found he's very good - very good for sleeping", he said.

"I am sorry to say this, but there is one thing your gonna have to live with, the only reason that we have an outsider businessman president is because of you, your lies, your policies, and your divisiveness", she said on her show Saturday night.

But Republicans have been just as eager to welcome Obama back to the campaign trail, too, believing he will rally their base as much, if not more, than he rallies Democrats. How hard can it be to say that Nazis are bad?'

"The threat to our democracy doesn't just come from Donald Trump", Obama said.

Then president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose with then president-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

He also said that Trump is "capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years".

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