During remarks at the University of Illinois, Obama condemned Trump and called on Americans to vote against Republicans in the November midterm elections.
Obama said America is “not normal” under Trump and accused the president of fueling racial divisions while undermining democratic principles.
According to The Western Journal, Obama told the students they were coming of age when “the privileged … want to keep us divided and keep us angry and keep us cynical because it helps them maintain the status quo and keep their power and keep their privilege.”
He added that the current administration is “a symptom, not the cause” of that division. “It did not start with Donald Trump,” he said.
At a Friday campaign fundraiser in Fargo, North Dakota, Trump told the audience he had been asked by a journalist if he watched Obama’s speech given earlier in the day.
“I’m sorry. I watched it but I fell asleep,” the president said. “I found he’s very good, very good for sleeping.”
Trump is not wrong, it was good sleeping material. The speech went on for over an hour. Just trying to watch this 7-minute long segment of it almost put me to sleep:
Trump then suggested Obama was trying to “take credit for this incredible thing happening to our country…We were heading south, you look at those bad numbers that there in the last couple of years, it was this way and going in the wrong direction.”
Then, a bit later in the speech, Trump returned to the theme, noting his speech was much more exciting than listening to Obama- Because He Gets Things DONE!
“Isn’t this much more exciting than listening to President Obama?… Because we get things done”
"Isn't this much more exciting than listening to President Obama?…Because we get things done" – Pres Trump just now in North Dakota, listing what he says are his administration's accomplishments.
President Trump took particular issue with Obama’s attempt to claim credit for the ongoing robust economy, saying, “We were heading south, bad numbers there in the last couple of years, it was this way and going in the wrong direction. It was the weakest recovery in the history of our country.”