Obama is receiving an award for ethics in government at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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He went to talk about economic gains since he took office.
"He is a symptom, not the cause".
Obama said Americans and politicians of both parties should stand up against discrimination and "stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers". "It's a vision that says the few who can afford a high-priced lobbyist and unlimited campaign contributions set the agenda". [LAUGH] Sometimes I'll be in my office and I'm doing my work and I'll see this, her like scurrying, And I gotta get up and run before she does her thing.
We want to know what was the naughtiest thing your dogs have every done in the White House?
Trump mocked Obama's speech before supporters in North Dakota.
"I'm sorry. I watched it, but I fell asleep. I found he's very good.for sleeping".
President Donald Trump this week criticized the attorney general for prosecuting two Republican congressmen, saying it will hurt the party in the November elections.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., (another former Trump opponent) launched into a tweetstorm Saturday morning, bringing up previous controversial statements from Obama and his allies.
'Your indifference is the biggest threat to democracy - not Trump', Obama warns
Republicans shrugged off Obama's criticism.
"The more former President Obama speaks about the "good ol years" of his presidency, the more likely President Trump is to get re-elected", senator Lindsey Graham tweeted. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., tweeted.
Obama's scattergun attack on Trump and the GOP, while well received in liberal circles, prompted Republican Representative Mark Meadows to respond: "Former President Obama just offered an eloquent reminder of why Americans made the right choice when they elected President Trump". "That is not a check", Obama said. "Doubling down on that strategy won't work in 2018 either".
"We were ready for Barack Obama. Then something powerful happens", he said. "I don't mean to pretend I am channelling Abraham Lincoln now, but that's not what he had in mind, I think, when he helped form the Republican Party".
"As a fellow citizen, not as an ex-president".
In Orange County, Republicans held a 13-point edge in voter registration 10 years ago but that has shrunk to 3 points while independents, who tend to vote like Democrats in California, have climbed to 25 percent.
Obama heads to Cleveland on September 13 to campaign for Ohio Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray.
After spending much of his post-presidency on the political sidelines, Mr Obama has several events scheduled in coming days where he'll campaign for Democrats. But now, the country is at a crossroads, he said, and the "indifference" and "cynicism" that leads to not voting could be dire. He focused instead on the effort to support congressional candidates in amping up the crowd.
"I don't agree with President Obama, he's President Obama, he won the election". The outcome will decide control of Congress and three dozen gubernatorial contests.
In an unusually blistering attack on his successor, Obama said Americans were living in risky times and accused Republicans of threatening democracy, dividing the country, undermining global alliances and cosying up to Russian Federation.More news: Concept Video Envisions iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max