Obama has raised $24 million for Biden … and told some dark truths about Trump

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Former President Barack Obama has been extraordinarily circumspect about his racist, authoritarian, law-breaking successor. In public, anyway. But in fundraising events for former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, Obama has said a little more about what’s going on in this country as Donald Trump does his best to drag it to hell.

Obama is very clear on what the United States faces: “The endpoint of that we saw in Europe 60 years ago, 70 years ago—what happens when those things get unleashed,” he said in one event, according to notes on his remarks. “You don’t nip that in the bud, bad things can happen. Among the most quote unquote civilized societies.”

Obama is equally clear on how this danger is being stoked, describing Trump’s base as “just glued to Fox News and Breitbart and Limbaugh and just this conservative echo chamber—and so, they’re going to turn out to vote.

“What he has unleashed and what he continues to try to tap into is the fears and anger and resentment of people who, in some cases, really are having a tough time and have seen their prospects, or communities where they left, declining. And Trump tries to tap into that and redirect in nativist, racist, sexist ways.”

As for the intersection of Trump’s racism and his disastrous incompetence, the “anti-Asian sentiment” Trump has been working to stir up with his racist references to the “kung flu,” Obama said in one such event, “still shocks and pisses me off.”

Obama has raised more than $24 million for Biden’s campaign over the past two months, as well as supporting organizing efforts with events like last week’s socially distanced video, which dramatically increased email sign-ups for the Biden campaign. Obviously if in-person campaigning were a thing, Obama would be a powerful draw, but Trump’s ongoing pandemic is likely to make that impossible for some time to come.

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drjillinNH
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drjillinNH

There’s NOTHING Mr. Trump can do to stop the runaway train headed for him. The smartest thing he might do is find a safe haven in some country having no extradition treaty with the USA: one of the “*hithole nations” he delighted in insulting – if they’d even have him. Putin will laugh in his face: Trump is useless to Vlad after 1.20.2021. Like Donald, Vlad has no use for people who can’t enrich him and keep him in office. Pitifully few now give a damn WHAT happens to him. Prosecute first, then, “LOCK HIM UP!”

Bee Cee
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Bee Cee

Putin could set him up in Russia and Trump could beam Trump TV’s Deep State BS back into America, and keep about 35% of the American population completely unhinged. That sounds within Vlad’s plan to destroy Western democracy in general and America in particular. Trump might fly Air Force One to Moscow on Jan 19 and send it back empty. Nothing would surprise me.

Sueann
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Sueann

Trump wouldn’t be able to use AF One to fly to Moscow on 1/21/2021 or after. He’d no longer be pResident. I was hoping SDNY would be ready and waiting with warrants and handcuffs ready to slap on him then. He’ll be a private citizen. That’s why he’s fighting so hard to stay in the White House. He knows they’ll be waiting to arrest him.
Trump has his own plane BTW. Let him fly THAT to Moscow and park it on a runway somewhere.