Obama unloads on Trump and politics of resentment

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Obama has largely stayed out of the everyday political fray, but his speech was the first of a series he is expected during the midterms. "It's a vision that says the protection of our power and those who back us is all that matters even when it hurts the country". However, the data, in fact, show that Obama oversaw a steady, if somewhat disappointing, economic recovery, and those trends have continued in Trump's first term.

"We got, if you remember, individual mandate wiped out, we wiped out individual mandate, the most unpopular part of Obamacare".

Mr Trump told supporters in Montana yesterday that Republicans needed to maintain control of Congress to stave off possible impeachment proceedings against him, although Democrats have played down any discussion of that approach.

Obama stated that this was not how democracy worked, saying: "And by the way the idea that everything will turn out OK because there are people inside the White House who secretly aren't following the President's orders", he said.

Obama, who has kept a relatively low profile since leaving office, took a step back into the political realm on Friday when he critiqued Trump and Republicans.

While speaking at the University of Illinois, Obama criticized what American politics have become, specifically targeting U.S. President Donald Trump for perpetuating problems.




"Just a glance at recent headlines should tell you that this moment really is different", he added. "It did not start with Donald Trump", said Obama, per CNN. Republicans also continue to use Obama's image in campaign ads, like a special House election in Pennsylvania and the West Virginia Senate contest, where the Republican candidate, Patrick Morrisey, often boasts of his efforts to stop Obama policies with lawsuits. "These people aren't elected", Obama said in a speech at the University of IL at Urbana Champaign.

This post has been updated with additional comments from Obama's speech.

Republicans shrugged off Mr Obama's criticism. We're supposed to stand up to discrimination.

"Demagogues promise simple fixes for big problems", Obama said, swiping at Trump. The former president is also slated to campaign in IL and September later this month, and will headline a fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee in New York City.

Obama's involvement in the midterm campaign carries risks for Democrats.

"You've got to do more than retweet a hashtag, you've got to vote", he said.

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