Obama shares impassioned anti-Trump op-ed on Twitter

President Obama rarely comments on the puerile antics of Donald J. Trump. Let’s hope that changes when election season gets into full swing and he hits the campaign trail on behalf of our nominee. But for the most part, he’s faithfully observed tradition and held his tongue, despite the dopey depravities of our doddering dunce-in-chief.

But sometimes Trump is so noxious, even Obama, one of the classiest men on the planet, has to throw some shade.

And today he did just that with this quiet — yet thundering — tweet:

The op-ed he shared was co-signed by 149 African-Americans who served in the Obama administration, and it’s a must-read.

A few excerpts:

We stand with congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, as well as all those currently under attack by President Trump, along with his supporters and his enablers, who feel deputized to decide who belongs here — and who does not. There is truly nothing more un-American than calling on fellow citizens to leave our country — by citing their immigrant roots, or ancestry, or their unwillingness to sit in quiet obedience while democracy is being undermined.

We refuse to sit idly by as racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia are wielded by the president and any elected official complicit in the poisoning of our democracy. We call on local, state and congressional officials, as well as presidential candidates to articulate their policies and strategies for moving us forward as a strong democracy, through a racial-equity lens that prioritizes people over profit.

The statesman Frederick Douglass warned, “The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous.” This nation has neither grappled with nor healed from the horrors of its origins. It is time to advance that healing process now through our justice, economic, health and political systems.

Expect to hear more from us. We plan to leave this country better than we found it. This is our home.

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Obama should be proud, and all elected representatives need to heed this call to action.

We do too.

 

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Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

Absolutely excellent! So listen up you bigots, what you give out is what you will get back. This is what a real, true, American president is suppose to sound like.

Allan
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Allan

trump berates Mr Obama like a slave. Yet put the two in the same room together & nothing but silence..
Signs of the actual vindictive Coward, ‘bone spurs 45’ truely is.
Melania trump is totally complicit in her silence from one first lady to another.
The politicians of the world really need to look at what happens when you give scraps to your own citizens, then give hand-outs to multinational companies.
Voters will punish you by electing a rich, sick, narcissistic psychopath who needs the adulation so much he will fill the void that should never have beeen there.

Surya-Patricia Lan Hood
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Surya-Patricia Lan Hood

BRAVO.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico
….Of course , Obama and Michele , exhibit the best in class. But we are fighting a group of people that are the (worst ) in class . They don’t follow the customary rules. They cheat , and laugh while they do it . …You can’t allow them to cheat ,( which is what’s going on ) , and get away with it . … The media don’t call lies , they call his lies “untruth’s “‘…. ..Lie , cheat , delay, obscure, never admit anything but ,how good he is . …Accuse everyone , that disagree’s with him of… Read more »
Surya-Patricia Lan Hood
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Surya-Patricia Lan Hood

I am a registered Independent. I stand with Barack Obama and his statements. I am proud to have voted for him twice; I would vote for him again if I had the chance.