Former President Barack Obama blasts Donald Trump’s “unprecedented behavior that violates norms that in the past have been observed by both Democrats and Republicans,” in a new video urging young people to vote in the November midterm elections.
“This is one of those moments where we have to make sure they [i.e. young voters] understand that it’s a lot more than just the presidency,” Obama said in the NowThis video released Saturday.
“If you’re concerned about what we’ve been seeing out of the White House over the last couple of years – and I think we’re seeing some unprecedented behavior that violates norms that in the past have been observed by both Democrats and Republicans – the only check on that behavior is going to be having a Congress and other officials across the country who stand up for American values and American ideals,” he said.
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The video comes after President Obama eviscerated Trump during a speech to young voters at the University of Illinois during which he asked, “how hard can it be to say Nazis are bad?”
“We do not pressure the Attorney General or the Justice Department to act as a cudgel to go after political opponents.” He said it shouldn’t be Democratic or Republican to attack freedom of the press because they say things “we don’t like.” “It should not be democratic or republican to threaten the freedom of he press… We are suppose to stand up to bullies. To discrimination. To Nazi sympathizers. How hard can that be to say Nazis are bad?”
“Even if you don’t agree with me on economic policy even if you are a libertarian an evangelical you should still want to see a restoration of honesty and decency and lawfulness in our government,” Obama said.