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Never had a former president before Barack Obama conducted a more terrible trial against his successor. When he spoke on Wednesday, August 19, on the third evening of the Democratic nomination convention, parts of his speech in which he attacked him had already been made public. Donald Trump reacted immediately, repeating once again that the first African-American to hold the presidency of the United States was solely responsible for his election, by the procession of failures that this president “ bad “And” ineffective Had left behind. This ” american carnage »Denounced during his swearing in, in 2017.
The charge has been relentless and methodical. It aimed first at a man deemed incapable, as Michelle Obama had already said two days earlier, of rising to the task. ” I didn’t expect my successor to embrace my vision or continue my policies, agreed Barack Obama. I hoped, for the good of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously, that he might come to feel the weight of the load and discover some reverence for the democracy that had been placed in his custody. “
” But he never did. For almost four years now, he has shown no interest in this work; no interest in finding common ground; no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone other than himself and his friends; no point in treating the presidency as anything more than just another reality show he can use to get the attention he needs “Assured the former president. ” Donald Trump didn’t get the job because he can’t. And the consequences of this failure are serious “, He continued before discussing the grim toll of the health crisis created by the Covid-19.
Barack Obama did not limit himself to this cruel judgment, far from it. He has in fact attempted to demonstrate that a new mandate from Donald Trump represents an existential danger to the foundations of American democracy. Accuser, he declared a real state of emergency to preserve the American democracy judged ” stake “. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates, he said, “ believe that in a democracy the right to vote is sacred and that we should make it easier for citizens to vote, not make it more difficult. They believe that no one – including the president – is above the law and that no public servant – including the president – should use his office to enrich himself or his followers “.
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