Pence calls Obama's criticism of Trump 'very disappointing'

Former president Barack Obama

Former U.S. President Barack Obama has been traveling across the country, giving speech after speech supporting the Democratic Party as the November mid-term elections loom closer.

On Saturday, Obama offered what he said was an antidote to political despair - voting.

The event officially ended Obama's absence from the campaign trail, a months-long void that has angered some Democrats who believe he is not engaging in a political fight where he could be helpful.

Trump appeared unshook by Obama's speech. "He is just capitalising on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years".

Private Citizen Obama came out swinging, offering a rallying cry to the #resistance for the upcoming midterm elections, and condemning the toxicity of this so-called conservatism ruling in Washington.

He also criticised Mr Trump's response to the violence past year at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of one person.

"It did not start with Donald Trump", he said.

"I'm sorry, I watched it, but I fell asleep", he said.

He told the audience they were coming of age at one of those moments.




Former President Barack Obama spoke out against President Donald Trump on Friday while speaking at the University of IL.

In a notable moment that seemed made for a split screen television, nearly at the same time Obama was issuing these remarks, Trump was telling reporters on Air Force One he wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate the anonymous author of the op-ed. Obama was "a lot lower key than yesterday's speech". "Doubling down on that strategy won't work in 2018 either", he said.

Next week, Obama plans to campaign in Ohio for Richard Cordray, the Democratic nominee for governor, and Ohio Democrats.

Following a fiery appearance in his home state of IL, former President Barack Obama brought a softer tone Saturday to Orange County, California - a traditional GOP stronghold.

NO one does the cool burn quite so deftly as Barack Obama.

In June, he headlined an expensive fundraiser in Beverly Hills where he participated in a discussion with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez and attended and attended another Silicon Valley to raise money for candidates in hotly contested House races.

While Clinton won all seven districts in 2016, Obama had won only three in 2012, leaving Democrats in the state hopeful that his Obama's return could end up helping them. He said "people feel unsettled, people feel scared", and they're anxious about their children's future.

Obama says there are no problems that can't be solved if "we're working together and we're true to the traditions that are the best in America".

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