As we all watch circus clown Donald Trump rip this country to shreds, America’s last real respectable president is sending the country a dire warning about where the United States is headed if its citizens do not do everything they can to control the damage Trump is trying to do.
In a speech earlier this week at the Economic Club of Chicago, Obama urged Americans to be vigilant and aggressive in defending the democracy that America is known and loved for, or America may find itself on a similar path to Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Making indirect mention of Trump and the way the underserving POTUS desperately wants to turn his presidency into a dictatorship, Obama warned his audience that “things can fall apart fairly quickly” if Americans don’t “tend to this garden of democracy.”
As usual, Obama reinvigorated his former constituents and reminded Americans that they held power in their votes, and that they must use their voices to protect America’s true values from the terrifying policies the Trump is trying to enact. Obama spoke about how Hitler had risen to power in Germany as he told his audience to “pay attention … and vote” – a command that will truly cause Trump’s next Twitter meltdown.
Obama continued to torture and insult Trump further, by defending the very media that Trump hates. Obama admitted that although the press “often drove me nuts” while he was president, he understood that a free press was for the greater good, and that it is absolutely vital to democracy.
Obama continues to be a voice of reason in the chaotic times of Trump. Just as Americans are starting to lose hope, Obama resurfaces to reignite our movement to protect the country and stand up to Trump’s authoritarian “leadership,” as it’s becoming very clear that the GOP isn’t standing up to him. Americans must heed Obama’s warning and remember to use their power at the polls, as it is our best defense against Trump’s insanity.
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