Barack Obama delivered a scathing speech at last night’s rally – ripping into his successor Donald Trump.
Here are the most savage burns he made against the president…
The former president passionately supported his former vice president’s bid for the presidency, while massively criticizing Trump on several topics.
And viewers watched open-mouthed as Obama ripped into his successor.
And defied a longstanding norm that presidents don’t criticize their successors.
Until now, Obama had largely refrained from commenting on Trump’s performance.
And he well and truly unleashed on the president.
So, here are the most savage comments Obama made about Trump at last night’s rally.
“He hasn’t shown any interest in doing the work or helping anybody but himself and his friends,” Obama said.
“Or treating the presidency like a reality show that he can use to get attention. And by the way, even then, his TV ratings are down, so you know that upsets him. But the thing is this is not a reality show, this is reality.”
And spoke about how he would be treated if he’d done the same thing.
“How is that possible? A secret Chinese bank account? Can you imagine if I had a secret Chinese bank account when I was running for re-election? Do you think Fox News might’ve been a little concerned about that? They would’ve called me ‘Beijing Barry’.”
But just $750 in income taxes in the US in 2016 and 2017.
Obama slammed Trump for the economy’s deterioration under his leadership, stating that Trump is the “first president since Herbert Hoover to actually lose jobs.”
He then went on to say Trump took “full credit for the economy that he inherited and zero blame for the pandemic he ignored.”
Obama raised the point that more jobs were created in the Obama administration’s final 3 years than in the first 3 years of the Trump administration.
“He did inherit the longest streak of job growth in American history, but just like everything else he inherited, he messed it up,” the former president said.
“We literally left this White House a pandemic playbook that would have shown them how to respond before the virus reached our shores. They probably used it to, I don’t know, prop up a wobbly table somewhere.”
“Donald Trump isn’t suddenly going to protect all of us. He can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself.”
“Other countries are still struggling with the pandemic, but they’re not doing as bad as we are because they have governments that have actually been paying attention. That means lives lost. That means an economy that doesn’t work. Just yesterday, when asked if he’d do anything differently, Trump said not much. Really? Not much? Nothing you can think of that could have helped some people keep their loved ones alive?”
“But you know what, the job doesn’t work that way. Tweeting at the television doesn’t fix things. Making stuff up doesn’t make people’s lives better.”
“[With Joe Biden], you’re not going to have a president that goes out of his way to insult anybody who doesn’t support him or threaten them with jail,” he said. “That’s not normal presidential behavior.”
In his next aim at Trump, the former president encouraged voters to recognize the consequences of Trump’s actions over the past 4 years.
“And it affects how our children see things, and it affects the ways our families get along. It affects how the world looks at America. That behavior matters. Character matters.”
“And with Joe and Kamala at the helm, you’re not going to have to think about the crazy things they said every day. And that’s worth a lot. You’re not going to have to argue about them every day. It just won’t be so exhausting.”
According to CNN, two-thirds of Americans in a late 2019 Pew poll said they felt “worn out” by the amount of news there is, roughly the same as the sixty-eight percent who said the same the previous year.
Seventy-five percent of self-identified Republicans and Republican leaners said they felt “worn out” by all of the news while fifty-nine percent of Democrats and Democratic leaners said the same thing.
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