The president addressed a crowd in Miami, Florida, earlier in the month to urge folks to vote for Democratic Senator Bill Nelson along with candidate Andrew Gillum.
And believe it or not, the President was then was heckled and how did the former president respond?
With the class end ease only Obama himself can pull off…
“Don’t curse in front of kids, come on,” President Obama told the hecklers. “This is what I look forward to, is having a few hecklers to get me back in the mood.”
"Don't curse in front of kids, come on," former Pres. Barack Obama tells a heckler in Miami, Florida.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 2, 2018
Obama then continued on, saying:
“Here’s the deal: If you support the other candidates, then you should go support the other candidates. Don’t be here. One of the things I never understood was why, if you’re supporting the other guy, you come to my rally.”
Obama responds to hecklers: "Here's the deal: If you support the other candidates, then you should go support the other candidates. Don't be here. One of the things I never understood was why, if you're supporting the other guy, you come to my rally." (via Politico) pic.twitter.com/YvGF0heOGx
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 2, 2018
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As I reflect on election night ten years ago today, I can’t help but think about where my political career started. I wasn’t running for office. I was running a voter-registration drive in Chicago. What I learned then — and what would become the premise of my 2008 campaign — was that you couldn't just fight for existing votes. You had to reach out to all of these people who had lost faith and lost trust, and get them off the sidelines. So during our first campaign, when I started seeing all these stories about record turnout in communities all over the country — from young people in line for hours in Iowa to elderly folks in lawn chairs down in Florida — I knew that we had shown what is possible when everybody decides to participate. And that, in and of itself, gave people a sense of their own power — their own agency in the kind of country we want to leave for our kids. When more people get off the sidelines and decide to participate, our country becomes a little more representative of its people — of everyone's collective decision. And American politics can change as a result. So on Election Day this Tuesday, I’m not just asking you to vote. I'm asking you to really show up once again. Talk with your friends, convince some new voters, and get them out to vote because then something powerful happens. Change happens. Hope happens. And with each new step we take in the direction of fairness, and justice, and equality, and opportunity, hope spreads.
One commenter from the clip posted to Twitter by ABC said,
“Notice when the crowd chants, they say “O-ba-ma!” whereas in #Trump rallies, his crowd is fired up by the words “Lock her up!” Pay attention to the motivation behind each. Trump is antagonistic to create energy, while ppl truly feel great & give their own energy to/for Obama.”
While another said:
“Given that neither is on a ticket for these mid-term elections, but they’re both campaigning, I would love to see Trump debate Obama (and who can’t see the current president get completely frustrated and flustered, as the former president runs proverbial laps around him!).”
But Eric Trump is of a different opinion.
Early this morning on election day, Eric Trump visited Fox News where he slammed former President Barack Obama for taking credit for the accomplishments of his father.
Eric Trump – son of President Donald Trump – went on a rant about a suggestion from Fox News host Brian Kilmeade noted, saying Obama has a “personal problem” with his father.
“He does have a personal problem,” Eric Trump stated. “He is taking credit for a lot of my father’s accomplishments.”
Eric went on to say that Obama along with other Democrats are campaigning on “style.”
“They can’t talk about quantifiable things, things that you can statistically measure,” he said. “But they will talk about style all the time. So if you can’t win on true accomplishments, things you can quantify, let’s just talk about style all day.”
I am not sure where Eric has been for the past few years but this is painful to read. I am not sure if he has seen this list of true accomplishments right here that Obama single-handedly delivered but I will post it here in case he happens to read it and needs something quantifiable to see.
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I just stopped by a high school on Chicago’s Southwest side to meet with students who spent the summer learning to code smartphone apps. These apps are impressive – they are designed to connect people in danger to emergency services, make it easy for students and families to get the latest information about their schools, and even help you decide what to eat to for dinner. It’s part of a program Michelle and I are proud to support called One Summer Chicago, which invests in local youth by providing meaningful educational and professional experiences in safe spaces over the summer. Programs like this aren’t just helping Chicago’s youth gain skills for their own future, they're also strengthening the pipeline of talent right here on the South Side, the community of the future Obama Presidential Center.
Eric then continued to rip on Obama over health care, something the former president was passionate about.
“It’s a system they broke,” Eric Trump stated. He continued with, “They’re running on health care — which is a system Obama broke.”
Not to tell you how you’re wrong but actually, Obama gave care to A LOT of folks who wouldn’t have received help otherwise but please, Eric, keep talking.
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