Ex-President Barack Obama blasted his rival current chief executive Donald Trump today. The former commander-in-chief called him out during a eulogy he gave for late civil rights pioneer John Lewis.
“Today we witness with our own eyes police officers kneeling on the necks of black Americans. George Wallace may be gone, but we can witness our federal government sending agents using tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators,” Obama stated.
Then added, “Even as we sit here there are those in power that are doing their darndest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations and targeting minorities and students with restrictive ID laws and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision even undermine the postal service in the run up to an election that’s going to be dependent on mail in ballots so people don’t get sick.”
Plus he announced, “I know this is a celebration of John’s life, there are some who might say we shouldn’t dwell on such things. But that’s why I’m talking about it. John Lewis devoted his time on this earth fighting the very attacks on democracy, and what’s best in America, that we’re seeing circulate right now.”
U.S. Attorney General William Barr offered a completely different take. “What unfolds nightly around the courthouse cannot reasonably be called protest. It is, by any objective measure, an assault on the government of the United States. Since when is it okay to burn down a federal courthouse?”
In addition, Trump highlighted the “disastrous” mail-in voting that recently took place in New York, which has been described as a “failure” by left-leaning publication The Atlantic. “The first large-scale test of mail-in voting in the pandemic has left one in five New Yorkers with their votes tossed out.”
Trump shared to Twitter on Wednesday. “New York Mail-In voting is in a disastrous state of condition. Votes from many weeks ago are missing – a total mess. They have no idea what is going on. Rigged Election. I told you so. Same thing would happen, but on massive scale, with USA. Fake News refuses to report!”