Obama demands return to 'sanity' in politics in second swipe at Trump

Obama demands return to 'sanity' in politics in second swipe at Trump

Obama demands return to 'sanity' in politics in second swipe at Trump

Obama addressed the recent controversy within the White House surrounding The New York Times op-ed written by an anonymous senior Trump administration official.

The speech was a departure from the lengthy and direct rebuke of Trump he delivered on Friday, where he mentioned the current President two times and lambasted him for leaning on law enforcement to protect Republicans from prosecution, slammed him for "cozying up" to Russian President Vladimir Putin and faulted him for equivocating about who was at fault during the white supremacist protests a year ago in Charlottesville, Virginia.

No former American president in memory has so publicly rebuked his successor the way that Barack Obama did today to Donald Trump.

Fox News released a excerpt of an upcoming interview with the Vice President, where he said Obama had rolled out "the same exhausted arguments that he and liberals have made over the last eight years".

Trump, speaking at a rally later that day, said Obama was trying to take credit for a strong economy.

During a speech at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign on Friday, Obama said the country is in a "backlash" moment. "He's just capitalising on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years". "Barack Obama wasn't ready for America", said Bongino. "All we need is decent, honest, hard-working people who are accountable and have America's best interest at heart".

Mr Trump, meanwhile, claims he fell asleep watching Mr Obama's speech. Obama turned his visit into a "State of Our Democracy" review, and we are not getting an A-plus, you guys.

Obama also spent a sizable portion of his remarks criticizing Republicans in Congress, saying "the politics of resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican party" over the last few decades and argued that the policies GOP leaders are pursuing aren't conservative. "Then something powerful happens", he said.

"The biggest threat to our democracy ... is not one individual, it is not one big super PAC billionaires", he said.

The speech which resonated with Kenya's situation where National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters were mocking Jubilee enthusiasts over their voting choice which had subjected all of them to unbearable economic times, vindicated everyone who voted.

Obama, who is going on the campaign trail Saturday in California, touted the crop of Democratic candidates running for office in November and highlighted women who have stepped up to run on the Democratic side. "Okay. But isn't this much more exciting than listening to President Obama?".

Obama heads to Cleveland on September 13 to campaign for Ohio Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray.

For months, the 44th president has been a model of patience and restraint under a barrage of criticism and attacks -- sometimes personal and unfounded -- launched by the man who succeeded him.

Former President Barack Obama says the US needs to restore "honesty and decency" in government.

The Republican National Committee, responding to Obama's speech, said voters will reject Obama's strategy in 2018. "You can not sit back and wait for a savior".

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