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Obama: 'Our democracy depends' on people voting

Obama: 'Our democracy depends' on people voting

That district went for President Donald Trump in 2016, but has been in question after Hunter was indicted for alleged misuse of campaign funds. But many Republicans saw the former president's re-entry on the campaign trail as a net positive for them. "That's the only way it could happen", Trump told the rally.

Former President Barack Obama says November midterm elections give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics".

The spotlight had been shining particularly bright on Trump and his administration this week after excerpts from a bombshell book by journalist Bob Woodward.

He said that Trump isn't the biggest threat to Americans - it's indifference.

He alluded to the New York Times anonymous op-ed from a member of Trump's team. The writer described Trump's leadership style as "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective". "In two months, we have the chance to restore some sanity to our politics". Of course, Obama, recognized that there are those in the Republican Party who are opposed to Trump, but they "seem utterly unwilling to find the backbone to safeguard the institutions that make our democracy work".

On Friday, September 7th, Former President Barack Obama gave a speech at the University of IL, imploring people to vote this November, stressing that American democracy "depends on it".

Trump aides were allegedly concerned about the effect Obama's speech would have on President Trump, with Politico reporting there are fears from the Trump camp that Obama would get inside the president's head ahead of midterm elections.

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Obama campaigned for congressional Democrats from California on Saturday, a day after he excoriated Trump in a speech in IL.

Noting the history of former presidents avoiding the rough and tumble of politics, Obama acknowledged that his sharp critique of Trump was something of a departure from tradition. Lindsey Graham, an ally and sometimes critic of Trump said in a statement after the speech.

Mr Obama's speech was notably shorter and more restrained than the previous day's fiery remarks in IL, when he attacked US President Donald Trump more frontally. Meadows is a friend of the president's and chairs the hard-line House Freedom Caucus. Next week, he'll return to the campaign trail in OH to campaign for Richard Cordray and other Democrats.

"We are bound by the notion that this is a government of and by and for the people", he said. "But just a glance at recent headlines should tell you that this moment really is different".

But he said he chose to speak now because "the stakes really are higher" than before. John McCain that was widely seen as a rebuke of Trump. More than 2 million people showed up at women's marches around the world in response to the president's inauguration. At a later stop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, he said Obama's re-emergence would motivate his base.

Supporters, some wearing T-shirts supporting congressional candidates, cheered him and broke into chants of "Take it back", referring to Congress where both houses are controlled by the GOP.


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