Watch Barack Obama Explicitly Call Out Donald Trump for the First Time in Fiery New Speech
Barack Obama is back
We are two months away from the midterm elections. And President Barack Obama has returned to the spotlight. On Friday, September 7th, he delivered a fiery speech aimed at President Donald Trump and the Republican party at Illinois University.
It is the first time the ex-president has called out Trump by his name. At one point he mentioned Trump's poor reaction to the Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last year. Obama said: “How hard can that be? Saying that Nazis are bad.”
Here are some highlights from the speech, which lasted a little over an hour:
\u201c"Better is good," former Pres. Barack Obama: \u201cDo not let people tell you the fight\u2019s not worth it because you won\u2019t get everything that you want...Better\u2019s always worth fighting for." https://t.co/a4VmXG4UZF\u201d— ABC News (@ABC News) 1536339853
\u201c"We are Americans ... we're supposed to stand up to discrimination and we're sure as heck supposed to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers. How hard can that be? Say that Nazis are bad."\n\u2014 Barack Obama\u201d— AJ+ (@AJ+) 1536337065
\u201cBarack Obama ended his speech at the University of Illinois with a message to young voters: "There are now more eligible voters in your generation than any generation ever ... but to exercise that power, you have to show up."\u201d— AJ+ (@AJ+) 1536337065
Soon after, President Trump responded to Obama's speech. Trump said he fell asleep watching it.
\u201cPresident Trump responds to former President Obama's speech:\n\n"I watched it, but I fell asleep. I've found he's very good, very good for sleeping."\u201d— MSNBC (@MSNBC) 1536345322
Watch Barack Obama's entire speech below.