Obama Quietly Endorses Trump Criticism

Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally in support of Wisconsin Democratic candidates, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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Former President Barack Obama, who has been extremely cautious about criticizing his successor, quietly shared a few tweets recently to convey his opinion of some of Trump’s racist comments.

So far, he has weighed in on Trump’s criticism of four congresswomen of color — he has yet to react to Trump’s newest bout of racism, after he called Baltimore “infested” with “rodents.”

First, he retweeted his wife, Michelle, who tweeted an ode to America’s diversity.

This weekend, he came across a little stronger, sharing comments along with an op-ed penned by members of his administration called “We are African Americans, we are patriots, and we refuse to sit idly by.”

Obama has been disciplined in following the tradition set by former presidents, to avoid bashing the occupant of the Oval Office even if his politics are starkly different. However, some political observers have expressed that the current administration should be an exception, yearning for Obama to speak up amid the dismantling of norms and disintegration of discourse.

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