After having little to say during the Democratic primary race, Barack Obama is becoming more vocal about this year’s presidential election — and it seems he’s worried. Now, the former president is warning members of his party about the dangers of overconfidence, as the Washington Examiner reports.
Obama’s concerns were made evident by recent remarks he made to a group of donors to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign during a virtual fundraising event.
Obama sounds alarm
“Man, this is serious business,” the Examiner quoted Obama as telling his online audience. “Whatever it is that we’ve done so far to help Joe Biden get elected, we have to do more.
“We can’t be complacent, or smug, or sense that somehow it’s so obvious that this president hasn’t done a good job because, look, he won once,” the former president insisted.
Instead of simply disagreeing with their policy proposals, Obama went on to accuse the Trump administration and congressional Republicans of posing an existential threat to the nation.
“What we’ve seen over the last couple of years is a White House, enabled by Republicans in Congress and a media structure that supports them, that has not just differed in terms of policy, but has gone at the very foundations of who we are and who we should be,” Obama railed.
According to a separate report in the Examiner, Obama also alleged that President Donald Trump “exploits divisions” in tandem with a number of high-profile voices that help him to do so.
“And it’s amplified,” the former president went on to complain, adding that “there’s a whole megaphone of conservative media that has ramped that up.”
“If you’ve got an uncle, or a grandmother, who is watching Fox News and listening to Rush Limbaugh — if I say something to her or him, they’re not gonna be paying much attention,” he continued. “In fact, I can’t reach them. But you can.
“Our country’s future hangs on this election,” Obama declared, warning that “it won’t be easy” and stating that “the other side has a massive war chest.”
Trump slams predecessor
This week, President Trump also had some harsh words for his predecessor, including accusations of criminal wrongdoing related to the targeting of his 2016 campaign. When Trump was asked during an interview with CBN journalist David Brody for specifics about that malfeasance, he asserted: “It’s treason.”
“Look, when I came out a long time ago, I said they’ve been spying on our campaign,” the president added. “They’ve been taping, that was in quotes, meaning a modern-day version of taping, they were spying on my campaign, I told you that a long time ago. It turns out I was right.”