Words cannot explain. Watch as President Obama awards his Vice President, Joe Biden with the highest civilian award, The Medal of Freedom. The Vice President could not contain himself.
While campaigning for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina on Friday, President Obama defended a Trump supporter who tried to disrupt the president’s speech. Naturally, the crowd tried to shout down the lost Trump soul, but the president stood up for the man.
“Everybody sit down and be quiet for a second,” Obama said. “You’ve got an older gentleman who’s supporting his candidate,” he added. “He’s not doing nothing. You don’t have to worry about him.”
“We live in a country that respects free speech,” the president later said. “Don’t boo, vote.”
Obama just lost control of the crowd in North Carolina which was shouting down a Trump supporter; Obama defended the guy’s right to protest pic.twitter.com/bTjHPvadcj
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) November 4, 2016
In a press conference in The Rose Garden, President Obama called out Donald Trump for his unfounded criticism of the voting process and for “threatening the peaceful transfer of power.”
“I have never seen in my lifetime, or in modern political history, any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the elections process before votes have even taken place,” the president said. “It’s unprecedented. It happens to be based on no facts.”
The president continued;
“The notion that somehow if Mr. Trump loses Florida it’s because of ‘those people’ that you have to watch out for, is both irresponsible, and by the way, doesn’t really show the kind of leadership and toughness that you’d want out of a president.”
“You start whining before the game’s even over, if whenever things are going badly for you and you lose you start blaming somebody else, then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job.”
“But the larger point that I want to emphasize here is that there is no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even, you could even rig America’s elections, in part because they’re so decentralized, and the numbers of votes involved. There’s no evidence that that has happened in the past, or that there are instances in which that will happen this time.”
“And so, I’d advise Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try and make his case to get votes.”
Video: Obama tells Trump to “stop whining” about baseless claims of a rigged election https://t.co/2McEz6Ita6
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 18, 2016
The current president of the United States has come to terms with the fact that Donald Trump – arguable one of the worst choice Republicans have made to run for president – could win in November.
“Anything is possible,” Obama said in an interview that aired on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday. “It is the nature of democracy that until those votes are cast and the American people have their say, we don’t know.”
“As somebody who has now been in elected office, at various levels, for about 20 years,” the president continued, “I’ve seen all kinds of crazy stuff happen.”
At a news conference in February, Obama rejected the idea that voters would elect Trump to succeed him in the Oval Office.
“I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president,” Obama said. “And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people, and I think they recognize that being president is a serious job. It’s not hosting a talk show or a reality show, it’s not promotion, it’s not marketing, it’s hard. And a lot of people count on us getting it right, and it’s not a matter of pandering and doing whatever will get you in the news on a given day.”
President Obama has cut short his trip abroad to come home and address the high tension between the black community and those hired to protect and serve, the police. But while the President visited Poland, he was asked to talk about what his legacy on Race Relations in America will be after he leaves office.
“More than anything, what I hope is that my voice has tried to get all of us, as Americans, to understand the difficult legacy of race; to encourage people to listen to each other; to recognize that the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow and discrimination didn’t suddenly vanish with the passage of the Civil Rights Act, or the Voting Rights Act, or the election of Barack Obama; that things have gotten better, substantially better, but that we’ve still got a lot more work to do… We plant seeds, and somebody else maybe sits under the shade of the tree that we planted.”
You know it was going to happen.
Donald Trump was appropriately slammed and scrutinized by sensible Americans over the last week for his racist attacks on a Federal Judge, and he has looked for a way out since the words about the judge fell out his mouth. Well Trump may have found a way to end the bleeding… albeit temporarily.
Today, the Republican presidential nominee went on Fox News and suggested that President Obama – the same president who waged a very successful war against ISIS and other terrorists in the Middle East – is a terrorist sympathizer.
CNN’s Jake Tapper had something to say about that!
Mine was one of the millions of mouths that dropped to the floor Saturday night when comedian Larry Wilmore dropped the “N” word when referring to President Obama. “My n*gga,” as he ended his White House Correspondents Dinner comedic monologue.
The shock of hearing someone used that word while talking about the president was just momentary though, as the president seemed to go along with Wilmore’s characterization of him. Mr. Obama smiled, tapped his chest with a closed fist then made the peace sign, as if to say, it’s all good!
“I’m confident that Mr. Wilmore used the word by design. He was seeking to be provocative,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said during a press briefing. “But I think any reading of his comments makes clear he was not using the president as the butt of a joke.”
Earnest compared Wilmore’s performance to Stephen Colbert, who faced criticism for his White House Correspondents Dinner speech during the Bush administration. Wanda Sykes also ignited controversy in 2009, Earnest noted, after she made fun of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.
“It’s not the first time we’ve had a conversation about this,” he remarked.
Earnest said the president “appreciated the spirit of the sentiments that Mr. Wilmore expressed.”