Even While Touting Own Accomplishments, Trump Can't Help But Jab Obama's Speech

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"It did not start with Donald Trump, he is a symptom, not the cause. A fear and anger that's rooted in our past but it's also born out of the enormous upheavals that are taking place in your brief lifetimes".

"We are Americans, we're supposed to stand up to bullies".

The Times says the op-ed, published Wednesday, was written by a senior official in the Trump administration.

"And by the way the idea that everything will turn out OK because there are people inside the White House who secretly aren't following the President's orders", he said. I am being serious here.

"That's not how our democracy is supposed to work".

He also criticized Republicans in Congress for failing to hold Trump accountable.

At one point, Obama said voters shouldn't stay home just because they "don't feel sufficiently inspired" by a particular candidate.

Obama argued that today's generation is the most diverse, "conditions that are ripe for exploitation by politicians who have no compunction and no shame about tapping into America's dark history of racial and ethnic and religious division".

Trump made an aside during the rally to mention that someone asked him earlier in the day about Obama's speech. "Where there's a vacuum in our democracy, when we are not participating, we're not paying attention, when we're not stepping up - other voices fill the void".

Obama is expected to hit the campaign trail running for Democrats this fall, as his party looks to take control of the House from Republicans hands.

Casting aside the traditional low profile of a former president, Obama returned to the campaign trail on Friday in IL in an effort to help Democrats running in the upcoming midterm elections. "The best thing the president (Obama) could say is this: Vote, vote, vote".

Former President Barack Obama has urged an audience of college students to not just vote in the midterm elections, but to lead the fight against President Donald Trump and his allies. "He will lay out his views about where we are and where we go from here". "He says 'people feel unsettled, people feel scared", and they're anxious about their children's future.

That left some supporters wanting more.

Obama's campaign activity will continue through October and will include fundraising appearances, according to an Obama adviser. In one of the speech's more timely soundbites, Obama blasted his successor's fierce and frequent attacks on the press. "That's the only way it could happen", Trump told a Montana rally.

Obama delivered a speech at the University of IL urging young people to participate in the 2018 midterm elections.

Following a fiery appearance in his home state of IL, former President Barack Obama brought a softer tone Saturday to Orange County, California - a traditional GOP stronghold.

Former President Barack Obama is stepping into the midterm battle. "And I'm happy he wants to do it again".

"I wish he would come more often because he reminds Republicans of eight years of misery", said Republican National Committeeman Shawn Steel, who lives in Orange County.

"In 2016, voters rejected president Obama's policies and his dismissiveness towards half the country", Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens said in response to Mr Obama's speech.

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