When You Can’t Refute The Message, Attack The Messenger…
Former President Barack Obama strongly rebuked his successor by name in a speech at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday evening, accusing President Donald Trump of actively failing in his role as Commander-in-Chief of the United States.
Delivering his remarks from Philadelphia and standing in front of a massive Declaration of Independence backdrop, Obama ripped into Trump for never discovering “any reverence for the Democracy that had been placed in his care.”
“For close to four years now, he has shown no interest in putting in the work, no interest in finding common ground, no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends, no interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves,” said Obama.
“Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t,” he said.
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Offering additional remarks as Obama delivered his speech, Trump fired off two tweets at his predecessor, saying he spied on his campaign and, shortly after, questioning why Obama didn’t endorse Biden sooner in the primary.
During his speech, Obama also declared “the basic tenants of our Democracy” are at stake, and later remarked that the Trump administration “has shown it will tear our Democracy down if that is what it takes for them to win.”