Obama’s Back! Barack’s 1st Stump Dumps Trump
President Barack Obama has been virtually invisible since he left office (except for his Instagrams) but has returned to the public eye with an hour long speech in Illinois, the first of his many speeches leading up to the November midterm elections.
Former President Obama: “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.” pic.twitter.com/K3ddKpknDM
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) September 7, 2018
President Obama on today's Republican Party: 'That's not what [Abraham Lincoln] had in mind…it's not conservative, it sure isn't normal. It's radical.' pic.twitter.com/72T0cOSyNH
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 7, 2018
President Obama: "If you thought elections don't matter, I hope these last two years have corrected that impression." pic.twitter.com/KNaHv5i54p
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 7, 2018
The difference between the former President and the current one is simple; Obama’s a great speaker, Trump’s a great performer. A President needs the ability to speak in order to convey their plan for all Americans. A performer puts on a show to entertain all of America.
President Obama has officially entered the arena. Game on.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) September 7, 2018
Trump is going to complain that President Obama can’t criticize him because it’s less than 60 days until the midterm elections
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) September 7, 2018
Remember when, when great job numbers came out under Obama, GOP & Fox proclaimed them fraudulent (based on nothing) and Fox argued that 4.9 was LESS than 4.6. Now, when the same entity shows the same numbers continuing, GOP calls it true and a miracle. They are true. Always were.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) September 7, 2018
For Americans who love this country and care about the future of our 242 years of Democratic self rule, it is imperative to watch President Obama’s speech in Illinois today. He spoke of the America we all want. Inclusive, Fair, & Just. And how to achieve that? VOTE!!!
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) September 7, 2018
President Obama endorsing Medicare For All is an infinitely more consequential and important story than him calling out Donald Trump.
Guess which one the media is going to run with.
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) September 7, 2018
Basically, Obama is laying the collapse of the republic at the feet of the guy who succeeded him while pretending he wasn't president for nearly a decade, polarizing the country dramatically both culturally and politically.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 7, 2018
I don't get how anyone can actually listen to #BarackObama and be against against anything he's espousing: Education, health, equality, the sanctity of elections, decrying Nazis, voter engagement, checks and balances, democracy. I guess all some people see is black.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) September 7, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 7, 2018
Barack Obama's closing thoughts: "We have been through much darker times than these" pic.twitter.com/0PbdqNx11a
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) September 7, 2018