Obama rips Trump ahead of U.S. midterm elections

Obama's denunciation of Trump came as the president fends off an anonymous op-ed and a harsh bombshell book by Bob Woodward

At 12 p.m. EST today, former President Barack Obama is expected to kick off his push to help Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections. "It's not for sale".

"We are bound by the notion that this is a government of and by and for the people", he said.

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

Pirro's comments came following a speech from Obama in which he criticized the president, and comments he made on Friday slamming Trump for his reluctance to disavow Nazi sympathizers over the White Supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

He also pointed out, in reaction to Obama's invocation of Fox News, that even though the former president never called the network the enemy of the people, the targeting of reporter James Rosen.

"I am sorry to say this, but there is one thing your gonna have to live with, the only reason that we have an outsider businessman president is because of you, your lies, your policies, and your divisiveness", she said on her show Saturday night.

The "good news" Obama said is "in two months we have a chance to restore some sanity in our politics".

"It's apathy", he said.




The rally, Obama's first appearance on behalf of specific candidates, comes a day after the former president spoke at University of IL at Urbana-Champlain. "You need to vote because our democracy depends on it", he told the students in attendance. "He is a symptom, not the cause", Obama said, condemning what the sitting president has unleashed in politics. "A fear, an anger that is rooted in our past but is also borne in our enormous upheavals that have taken place in your brief lifetimes".

Obama's speech at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign was delivered less than two months before midterm elections that could determine the course of Trump's presidency.

President Trump pretended to be unmoved, saying, "I watched it but I fell asleep".

Obama is also planning campaign trips to Pennsylvania in September, an Obama official said, as well as a NY fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an organization led by former Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama's longtime friend.

Noting Trump's efforts to improve relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin while USA intelligence has accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election, Obama asked, "What happened to the Republican Party?" "The politics of division and resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican Party".

Obama left office with a 57 percent approval rating, and like most presidents, his standing has only improved since departing the West Wing. "How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?" If you get involved, and engaged, and knock on some doors, and talk with your friends, and argue with your family members, and change some minds, and vote.

"For three cycles President Obama fired up Republicans like nobody and I'm happy if he wants to do it again", he said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in Washington.

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