Watch: Obama Uses George Wallace's Funeral To Take Shots AT Trump
Former failed president Barrack Obama couldn't help himself he just had to use the eulogy of the late Congressman John Lewis as a political soapbox. Obama saw the moment to bash on the President. One of the classless claims Obama made during Thursday's eupogy was that Trump was trying to suppress minority voters.
“Today we witness with our own eyes police officers kneeling on the necks of black Americans,” Obama said, according to The Independent. “George Wallace may be gone, but we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators.”
Following weeks of violent unrest by rioters in Portland, Oregon, Trump authorized the deployment of dozens of federal agents to protect the federal courthouse.
Attorney General William Barr staunchly defended the move on Tuesday. “What unfolds nightly around the courthouse cannot reasonably be called protest. It is, by any objective measure, an assault on the government of the United States,” the AG said. “Since when is it okay to burn down a federal courthouse?”
Obama wasn’t done. The former president suggested Trump was trying to suppress votes of minorities, and hit the GOP for pushing basic voter ID measures.
“Even as we sit here, there are those in power who are doing their darndest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations, and targeting minorities and students with restrictive ID laws, and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision – even undermining the postal service in the run up to an election that’s going to be dependent on mail-in ballots so people don’t get sick,” said Obama.
Obama was referring to Trump's valid concerns with the reliability and security of mail-in voting. Trump has been outspoken on the issue from the beginning but Democrats seem to be foaming at the mouth to get that ball rolling despite possible security issues and the potential for voting fraud.
In Trump's most recent Twitter post he called out the 'disastrous'' plan:
New York Mail-In voting is in a disastrous state of condition. Votes from many weeks ago are missing - a total mess. They have no idea what is going on. Rigged Election. I told you so. Same thing would happen, but on massive scale, with USA. Fake News refuses to report!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020
“New York Mail-In voting is in a disastrous state of condition,” Trump posted via Twitter on Wednesday. “Votes from many weeks ago are missing – a total mess. They have no idea what is going on. Rigged Election. I told you so. Same thing would happen, but on massive scale, with USA. Fake News refuses to report!”
Former Pres. Obama:
"There are those in power who are doing their darndest to discourage people from voting ... attacking our voting rights ... even undermining the postal service in run-up to an election that's going to be dependent on mail-in ballots so people don’t get sick!” pic.twitter.com/onKmkIXWau
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 30, 2020
How classy was it of Obama to use the memorial of a deceased man to further push left-wing propaganda? So Typical...