Obama Angers The Republicans And Fires Up The Democrats
Former President Obama made his political presence known again, signaling he’s all-in on helping presumptive Democratic presidential nominee& his former Vice President, Joe Biden as well as ending the Trump presidency.
Recently, Obama, has made a point of taking on Trump head-on after maintaining his quiet throughout much of the president’s time in office.
“It basically amounts to more than three years of staying quiet and remaining on the sidelines building to this moment of ‘Hey Trump, we’re over your bullshit,’” said an Obama administration aide, of the former president’s recent actions. “He’s had a lot on his mind and it’s finally all coming out.”
President Obama’s one-word tweet “vote,” responding to Trump’s criticism of the “unmasking” of former national security adviser Michael Flynn from intelligence papers, did rounds on the Internet last week, exciting Democrats who have longed for his voice to rail against the current president.
The tweet was followed with two virtual commencement addresses notable in their criticism of the administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
He said the coronavirus had “fully, finally, torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing.”
“A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge,” he added.
Sometime earlier, on a call to 3,000 members of the Obama Alumni Association, President Obama said that the current administration’s response to the global crisis has been “an absolute chaotic disaster.”
Democratic strategists say Obama’s public remarks are of great help to Biden and the party because they draw a favorable contrast between his administration and Trump’s.
However, Trump seems happy to have Obama to spar within the general election.
He hopes this election won’t just be a referendum on his own White House but with Biden on the ballot, it will also be about Obama’s administration.
“The Obama Administration is turning out to be one of the most corrupt and incompetent in U.S. history,” Trump wrote in one tweet over the weekend. “Remember, he and Sleepy Joe are the reasons I am in the White House!!!”