Skip to comments.Obama: Trump's un-American, inhuman
Posted on 11/04/2016 2:32:53 PM PDT by SJackson
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. Donald Trump is more than un-American, President Barack Obama charged here Friday: Hes almost inhuman.
Thats not all: Trumps running a racist campaign that black voters especially need to reject, Obama said.
Dont choose fear. Choose hope, Obama said, offering his closing argument for the final days of the campaign thats a summoning of his own 2008 campaign and a rejection of Trump. Dont choose fear. Choose hope.
And Trump would only get worse if he made it to the Oval Office, Obama warned here in this state that Hillary Clintons campaign is hoping will go back blue in her battle to get to 270 electoral votes.
If you disrespect women before you were in office, then you will disrespect them once youre in office. If you accept the support of Klan sympathizers, if you dont denounce them right away because youre not sure, then thats what youre going to do in office, Obama said. Same goes for not paying attention to the Constitution to the campaign: not only will you disrespect when youre president, but you actually may be willing to violate it when youre in office.
The case against Trump, Obama said is not a Democrat or Republican thats not American.
He added a few minutes later, Were not Democrats or Republicans first. Were children of God first. Were human beings first.
Be disgusted by Trump, Obama told them, pulling out a little targeted pop culture.
We cant have a president who everyday seems to violate those basic values. The problem is that hes done it so much that its become almost normal, he said. Its like suddenly reality TV has entered into the race for the presidency. Its not even Survivor or The Bachelorette, its like some Love & Hip Hop stuff.
The crowd at Fayetteville State University gymnasium was heavily African-American before he arrived, Democratic Senate candidate Deborah Ross drew cheers for pointing out that her opponent, Sen. Richard Burr, had specifically opposed two black judges from being confirmed and Obama spoke directly to them.
Trump says hes going to send poll watchers to monitor activity in certain areas, Obama said, explaining slyly, I dont know what certain areas hes talking about, but you do.
The Clinton campaign is on alert about lagging African-American turnout, and Obama said that in a state with a history of Jim Crow and more recent battles over voting rights restrictions, there is a special responsibility to show up at the polls and speak out.
Think about the 100-year old North Carolina woman whod been kicked off the voter rolls, he said, and recounted her fight to get herself reinstated in a letter that the president read to the crowd.
Its bad enough she was disrespected. Are we now also going to respect her because were not voting? Obama said.
Obama singled out a Trump supporter who stood up to start waving a sign toward the beginning of his speech, urging the crowd to see the man as the kind of distraction thats weighed down the campaign all along, unsuccessfully trying to quiet an enthusiastic crowd that started chanting Hillary!
If you just focus, if you just think about it, the choice could not be simpler, the choice could not be clearer. There is a reason that so many Republicans, so many conservatives, have denounced the nominee of their party, Obama said. Youve never seen a situation in which folks are denouncing the person whos nominated as the leader of their party. And its because Donald Trump is uniquely unqualified.
Earlier, speaking to the overflow crowd outside the gym, Obama recalled that he only won North Carolina in 2008 by about 2 votes per precinct. Everyone there needs to vote, he said, and every one of them needs to nag the heck out of everyone else they know to vote too.
Monday night, Clinton will end her campaign stumping with a rally in Philadelphia framed by the president and first lady Michelle Obama, leaving no question at all of how much the campaign is leaning on the Obamas to propel her into office, particularly among African-Americans. Obama laid into that sense here, talking about how much the support of North Carolina has meant to him and the first lady over the years, and to their daughters Malia and Sasha as well.
If you deliver North Carolina for me, Obama said, that is the best send-off you can give me and Michelle.
The crowd cheered. Obama took it in.
Its not that often where you have the chance to move history, he said. This is one of those moments. Right now you can reject mean spirited politics that would take us back. Right now you can elect a leader who spent her entire life trying to move this country forward. Our first female president. You have a chance to move history.
Black folks not showing up to vote for the witch. Time for some crazy talk....
Obama’s language would validate for his supporters an attempt to harm Donald Trump.
Of course, no one will call him on this.
But if I said the same about Obama to an angry mob I’d probably rate a visit from the Secret Service.
Look who’s talking. America’s #1 Caucasian hater and race card player. Kiss my ass Obama!
I read this and thought he was speaking about BJ Clinton.
I see they’ve exhausted their ammo and they’re back to the “Trump says mean things and hurts peoples’ feelings” mantra.
Unqualified!? Did Barry say that with a straight face?
The WORST American prez in history acting like a spoiled brat. Is this ahole still mad he’s got a few weeks left?
They’re out of bullets. Back to Trump is a racist..funny how he was perfectly fine for 69 years until he ran for President against Democrats.
I really hope/pray he has to do the WH key hand off. FUBO-soetero.
Going a bit over the top here? Why?
And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations
Same old Obama, though suddenly G-d might be OK. Depending on his religion, I guess. And the antipathy, they're just not human! My dogs have antipathy toward some humans, love others, will lick them to death (Bubba, Wiener, settle down, you'll be bit)
PA voters, that (the 08 quote) was said about you, maybe it doesn't apply to me.
Isn’t Zer0 the illustration in the dictionary for the “unAmerican” entry?
Dehumanize your opponents....not scary or anything coming from a socialist.
I hope it validates the internal polls I suspect exist. No reason for The One to be suddenly be campaigning state to state. I have confidence in the Secret Service to protect Donald. Doubt Obama would get away with assigning the job to the Park Service.
F,,k you, purple lipped bass turd.
I cannot wait for you to GET OUT OF MY HOUSE
The more that Obama flaps his gums, the more I am glad that I voted GOP from President on down. I did my part to make Donald Trump the next president of the United States. I look forward to President Trump leading the charge to send the Clinton Cabal to federal prison.
The woman stuff, yes. I guess it's an ok line talking to democrats who give WJC a pass, still not smart on the part of the teleprompter loader
Where does an out of work teleprompter loader get another job?
He lives in a flop-sweat panic that his Legacy will be undone. When Trump is elected, Obama may curl into the fetal position in a corner of the White House and sob himself to sleep.
Though I posted it as speculation it was based on panic at internal poll numbers, yes, I think there's a good possibility that it's Barry's ego reacting to being deposed.
What’s that smell? That’s desperation.
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