Obama has generally kept a low profile even when Trump would attack him or his administration on Twitter. But Friday’s call indicates that he will be playing an active role in the coming election. He told supporters that he would be “spending as much time as necessary and campaigning as hard as I can for Joe Biden.”
The previous president told his wife on Mother’s Day she was “the woman who makes it all possible,” according to the Associated Press (AP):
‘Even if you can’t give the moms in your life a hug today, I hope you can give them an extra thank you today. Thank you and Happy Mother’s Day to the woman who makes it all possible. Love you, @michelleobama.’
President Barack Obama has emerged from his self-imposed cave of silence. With over 80,000 dead Americans from the coronavirus pandemic, he apparently was ready to speak up.
Obama harshly criticized Donald Trump for the way he mishandled the pandemic. He told the people on his conference call it was an “absolute chaotic disaster.” Yahoo News obtained a copy of the recording.”
Then, Obama turned to the Justice Department, the AP noted. He reacted to Attorney General William Barr dropping his case against the president’s first National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Obama said he was concerned the “basic understanding of rule of law is at risk.”
The call was to 3,000 members of the Obama Alumni Association, many served in his White House. Of course, the 44th president understood his conversation would reach the news. During the call, he urged them to back former Vice President Joe Biden, who is running against Trump in the November 2020 presidential election. Obama said:
‘What we’re fighting against is these long-term trends in which being selfish, being tribal, being divided, and seeing others as an enemy — that has become a stronger impulse in American life. And by the way, we’re seeing that internationally as well. It’s part of the reason why the response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spotty.’
The 44th president continued:
‘It would have been bad even with the best of governments. It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset — of ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘to heck with everybody else’ — when that mindset is operationalized in our government.’
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany did not mention Obama by name but made reference to him:
‘President Trump’s coronavirus response has been unprecedented and saved American lives. While Democrats were pursuing a sham witch hunt against President Trump, President Trump was shutting down travel from China. While Democrats encouraged mass gatherings, President Trump was deploying PPE, ventilators, and testing across the country.’
Twitter world went crazy after President Barack Obama urged people to appreciate the mother in their life. He gave full credit to Michelle Obama.
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