Obama speaks at U of I: Trump is ‘capitalizing on resentment’

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Trump took another shot at Obama while reading off some of his accomplishments to the crowd, asking the audience, "Isn't this much more exciting than listening to President Obama's speech?".

President Trump will likely be on the road in the weeks ahead, trying to fend off a Democratic takeover of the House and possibly even the Senate.

Trump was dismissive of Obama's speech. We're supposed to stand up to discrimination.

"I want every single one of you to host events in your community to get registered and to get them fired up", she said in a conference call with organizers Wednesday, when she announced events she would attend later this month in Las Vegas and Miami. While the former president will be visible throughout the general election, the adviser said that Obama will not be a daily presence on the campaign trail.

The result is a strategy of big events in blue corners of the country, quiet fundraisers with donors and a series of digital videos or robo-calls, meant to drive Democratic attention and turnout in a targeted way.

"We have the chance ... to restore some semblance of sanity to our politics", says former President Obama.

Obama's involvement in the midterm campaign carries risks for Democrats. "A fear, an anger that is rooted in our past but is also borne in our enormous upheavals that have taken place in your brief lifetimes".

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He very bluntly slated Trump for not condemning the racially-charged protests, saying: "How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?"

Former Vice President Joe Biden lauded Obama's remarks. He added, America is supposed to "stand up to bullies, not follow them". It's one of the main reasons the Tea Party movement was born and why Republicans retook the House in historic action in 2010.

The 44th president of the USA was also scathing about Mr Trump's initial restraint when asked a year ago to condemn far-right protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. He said Friday that the elections are needed to be a check on Trump and what the Republican Party has become - filled with racial resentment and conspiracy theorists, Obama said.

"As a fellow citizen, not as a president, but as a fellow citizen, I am here to deliver a message", said Obama.

Obama said: "If you thought elections don't matter, I hope these past two years have corrected that impression".

"I'm sorry, I watched it, but I fell asleep", he said. He will appear at a campaign event in Southern California before heading to OH next week and to IL and Pennsylvania later in the month.