Just 10 days into the Trump Administration and Obama has abandoned his philosophy of “a smooth transition of power.” Obama has returned to the spotlight using his old tricks of divisiveness.
Obama felt as though ten days were much too long to hold in any objections to the new administration. Perhaps he felt withdrawn from Washington and attention-starved in his McMansion in California. Obama lauded those protesting at airports across the nation in response to President Trump’s executive order.
Nonetheless, the former President broke his silence. Missing his fans, his audience, his “legacy,” he issued a statement through a spokesman. Obama felt that he could relate and speak on President Trump’s executive order issuing a temporary travel ban. After all, Obama once suspended the Iraqi Refugee Program for six months in 2011.
Statement from Kevin Lewis, Spokesperson to Former President Barack Obama:
“President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. In his final official speech as President, he spoke about the important role of citizen and how all Americans have a responsibility to be guardians of our democracy—not just during an election but every day. Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake. With regard to comparisons to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions, as we’ve heard before, the President fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.”
Though his statement from the spokesman was released two days ago, Obama has tweeted nothing in the past week from his Twitter handle, @BarackObama. Furthermore, these incidents highlight the protesters that have caused disarray in airports across the country; these are the protesters that “hearten” former President Obama:
Left-wing media outlets that have pushed the executive order as an issue of humanitarian rights and religious discrimination have failed to bring mention the order simply calls for extreme vetting. The U.S. needs extreme vetting because of prior and reoccurring instance of terrorism, which coincidentally have stemmed from the same countries listed in President Trump’s executive order.
Obama failed in his presidency and would hate for Trump and the Department of Defense to implement extreme vetting that actually works to keep the American people safe. Instead of letting the current President, keep us safe, Obama adds to a pile of those who misinterpret the executive order or flat out do not acknowledge that access into the U.S. is a privilege, not a right automatically granted to any refugee that seeks entry.
President Trump has acknowledged those protesting through multiple outlets. The President has spoken directly to Americans through Twitter during the last 72 hours, stating that the problems are the airports were mostly caused by protesters themselves.
Obama should sit back and let them grown ups run the country.