Pence calls Obamas criticism of Trump very disappointing

Pence calls Obamas criticism of Trump very disappointing

Obama aides tell CNN that his message on Saturday will be similar to the lengthy and direct indictment he delivered on Friday in IL, where the former President reentered the political fray by attacking Trump, slamming him for "capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years".

Despite previously indicating that he would follow that norm, Obama broke with tradition on September 7 with a speech kicking off his campaign blitz to help Democrats regain control of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. "The fact is if we don't step up things can get worse", he said to audible groans from the 750 Democrats in the room on Saturday. "Your lies, your policies, and your divisiveness".

Former president Barack Obama said Donald Trump is "capitalising on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years".

During his speech Friday, Obama warned that there are "dire" consequences to staying on the political sidelines, adding that "powerful and privileged" people want to "keep us angry". Obama also rebuked a brand of politics he said is steeped in fear and division. "His speech next Friday will address the challenges and opportunities facing our country", Obama's communications director Katie Hill said in a statement.

Earlier this week, an unnamed White House official penned a New York Times opinion piece, claiming the president's worst impulses were tempered by "adults in the room", who ensured he did not act to the detriment of the United States on issues such as foreign policy. "It works for me", Whitaker said. "We're supposed to stand up to bullies".

"We were ready for Barack Obama".




Saturday's rally was Obama's second campaign stop in a string of several planned appearances that Democrats hope will energize voters in an effort to flip 23 seats to take control of the House of Representatives. "I found that he's very, very good for sleeping", he said.

The speech called for citizens to take it upon themselves to "do it differently".

While voters in California stepped it up for Clinton in the 2016 presidential elections, giving her a 4 million vote edge over Trump, Orange County has remained steadfastly Republican.

"I wish he would come more often because he reminds Republicans of eight years of misery", said Republican National Committeeman Shawn Steel, who lives in Orange County.

"These are some of the men and women, many of them who never imagined running for office", the former president said of the California candidates.

"You can not sit back and wait for a savior", Obama said. "You can't opt out because you don't feel sufficiently inspired by this or that particular candidate. That's the only way it could happen", he told a Montana rally.

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