Barack Obama slams Donald Trump, warns of 'dangerous times'
Sep 08, 2018, 02:30
"The progress the US economy has made since Donald Trump took the helm from the hapless Barack Obama is an ongoing rebuke to the Democrats anti-growth policies", he said.
In a speech at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign, Obama said Americans were living in "dangerous times" and accused Republicans of undermining global alliances, cozying up to Russian Federation and exploding the federal deficit.
Former President Obama on Friday delivered a blistering criticism of the political tactics of his successorPresident Trump, saying he had built on the fears of the powerful as they look to diminishing importance in a rapidly changing nation.
Obama told the students: "The question is: 'What are you going to do?'" Ben Ray Lujan, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in a statement. She is urging Americans to participate in a week of action, september 22 through 29, to get people registered to vote. But Obama underscored they could take nothing for granted.
He took credit for the turnaround after the "reckless behavior of financial elites triggered a massive financial crisis, 10 years ago this week, a crisis that resulted in the worst recession in any of our lifetimes and caused years of hardship for the American people, for many of your parents, for many of your families".
Analysts say Obama's post-presidential star status among Democrats will help drive turnout among African-American, Latino and young voters in key suburban House districts and cities.
"We're supposed to stand up to discrimination", he said. All these terrified tea party activists, and the Republican leaders warning of profound social transformation, were really just concerned about the budget deficit.
Obama will roll out his mid-term message when he receives the Institute of Government and Public Affairs Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government at UIUC at 11 a.m.
Mr Obama will hit the campaign trail tomorrow, appearing at a campaign event in Southern California before heading to OH next week and to IL and Pennsylvania later in the month.
He said the country is at a pivotal moment in its history and "the consequences of any of us sitting on the sidelines are more dire" than in prior elections.
The speech marked the beginning of what will be a busy next few months for Obama as he travels from state to state campaigning for various Democrats in the run-up to the midterm elections in November.
But, Obama added, when there is a vacuum in democracy, "other voices fill the void.
President Obama's administration used the political apparatuses to target individuals".
Perhaps the most damning moment of the speech came when Obama criticised the way the current President reacted to the Charlottesville riots that took place in 2017. The speech will be a preview of the argument Obama will make this fall campaign season.
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