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Obama tells voters to step up or ‘things can get worse’

Obama tells voters to step up or ‘things can get worse’

"He is just capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years", he said.

The portrayal of an administration in crisis was reinforced Wednesday when The New York Times published a bombshell account from "a senior official in the Trump administration" that illustrated a behind-the-scene "resistance".

"Appealing to tribe, appealing to fear, pitting one group against another, telling people that order and security will be restored if it weren't for those who don't look like us or don't sound like us or don't pray like we do - that's an old playbook", Obama said.

"I'm glad it's continued, but when you hear about this economic miracle that's been going on, when the job numbers come out, monthly job numbers, and, suddenly, Republicans are saying, 'it's a miracle.' I have to kind of remind them, actually, those job numbers are the same as they were in 2015 and 2016", the former president said. "I'm being serious here". These people aren't elected.

"None of this is conservative". It sure isn't normal. "I found that he's very, very good for sleeping", he said. Accounts said Trump's aides don't trust him and were trying to curb some of his inclinations - including stealing papers off his desk. After a particularly brutal loss in the 2010 midterms - 63 House seats and six Senate seats - Obama said the party had received a "shellacking".

On Saturday, Obama will appear at an event in Southern California for seven Democratic candidates for the US House of Representatives in Republican-held districts that backed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over Trump in 2016, putting them high on the Democratic list of targets. "The biggest threat to our democracy is indifference".

"He filled a leadership vacuum for the opposition party", Elleithee said after the speech, "but what I thought was more interesting is he started to draw a road map for Democrats who are looking for a different way of engaging this populist era and bring us back to a more hopeful approach".

He encouraged people to stop waiting for a "savior" in politics and vote regardless.

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"I will tell you what Barack Obama does that hurts Donald Trump more than the most cutting insult, and that is he takes the cameras off of Trump and takes the attention off Trump", Wilson said. "When you vote, you've got the power to make sure white nationalists don't feel emboldened to march with their hoods off or their hoods on in Charlottesville in the middle of the day". This is not a rock concert.

"To us, social justice is about justice for American citizens and not illegal criminals".

He gave some parental words of wisdom.

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"It should not be a partisan issue to say that we do not pressure the attorney general or the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use the criminal justice system as a cudgel to punish our political opponents", Obama said.

He ended the speech by saying he believed in them and promising he'll be "right there with you every step of the way".


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