Obama Lashes Trump in Debut 2018 Speech. President’s. Today, the consoler in chief finally emerged to comfort the nation after the massacres in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. He spoke, too, in White House remarks read stiffly from a teleprompter, using a lexicon that sounds stunted coming from him. There is the sense of consolation that seemed to come naturally to him—in any case, he got horrifically frequent practice at striking this tone during his eight years in office. After his speech, Mr. Obama dropped by a cafe with J. B. Pritzker, the Democratic candidate for governor, and his running mate, Juliana Stratton, and worked the room. Mr. Obama said recent.
Barack Obama’s Most Important Speech Washington Monthly There’s moral clarity, identifying the problem as “troubled individuals who embrace racist ideologies and see themselves obligated to act violently to preserve white supremacy,” and (in contrast to Trump) situating the internet’s role not as a cause but as a catalyst. All of that was happening as Obama was preparing a speech to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. He wound up using the speech not to.
Barack Obama Delivers Fiery Anti-Trump Speeches at Rallies. And there is the call to unity that has been his central political theme since 2004: “But just as important, all of us have to send a clarion call and behave with the values of tolerance and diversity that should be the hallmark of our democracy.”In substance, much of what Obama wrote echoes what Trump said earlier in the day. Such language sounds more natural coming from Obama than from the coarse and combative Trump, and it is more persuasive because, unlike Trump, Obama hasn’t frequently encouraged and condoned violence or demonized both Americans and immigrants. Inevitably, Obama’s statement was greeted with wistfulness and relief by Democrats, and even by never-Trump conservatives like Bill Kristol, who spent eight years fighting the Obama administration tooth and nail. Barack Obama Delivers Fiery Anti-Trump Speeches at Rallies. Talking about recent calls by Republicans for a return to civility, Obama called their bluff “I’m hoping you think it’s wrong.