Before the US elections, former US President Barack Obama hits out at Donald Trump, saying that the man, who cannot take basic steps to protect himself, is not suddenly going to save us all. Speaking from outside Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Obama said, ‘Eight months into this pandemic, cases are rising again across this country…Donald Trump is not suddenly going to protect all of us. He cannot even take the basic steps to protect himself.’
Barack Obama hits out at Donald Trump:
Hitting out at the US President, he said that “this is not a reality show” but “reality” wherein the people will have to “live with the consequences of him proving himself incapable of taking the job seriously. Hope is not blind optimism, it is not ignoring problems. Hope is believing in the face of difficulty that we can overcome and get a better world…And so, I have never lost hope over these last four years. I have been mad. I have been frustrated, but I have not lost hope, and the reason is because I never expected progress to move directly in a straight line.”
Former president praised Democratic nominees Joe Biden and Kamala Harris:
He further said, “With Joe and Kamala at the helm, you are not going to have to think about the crazy things they said every day…You will be able to go about your lives knowing that the president is not going to retweet conspiracy theories about secret cabals running the world or that Navy SEALs did not actually kill [Osama] bin Laden.”
“They embolden other people to be cruel and divisive and racist…and it frays the fabric of our society and it affects how our children see things and it affects the ways that our families get along. That behaviour matters, character matters”, he added.