President Barack Obama didn’t even watch Trump accept the GOP nomination in Cleveland, but of course, he feels obligated to lecture us all…
According to reports:
“President Barack Obama on Friday strongly denounced the dark and dire terms in which Donald Trump and the Republican Party described the condition of the United States after nearly eight years of his presidency.
While remarking that he did not watch the convention, the president commented on reading “some of what was said and the one thing that I think is important to recognize is this idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of violence and chaos everywhere, doesn’t really gibe with the experience of most people.”
“I hope people, the next morning, walked outside and birds were chirping and the sun was out and this afternoon, people will be, you know, watching their kids play on sports teams and go to the swimming pool and folks are going to work and getting ready for the weekend,” Obama said. “And in particular, I think it is important, just to be absolutely clear here, that some of the fears that were expressed throughout the week just don’t gibe with the facts.”
Mentioning Trump’s claims on rising crime, Obama acknowledged rising rates in certain cities and areas but also noted that the overall rates are “far lower” than when Ronald Reagan was president.”