Obama Warns Of ‘Dangerous Path’ With GOPers Refusing To Accept Trump’s Defeat

Former President Barack Obama speaks to young leaders from across Europe in a town hall-styled session on April 6, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Former President Barack Obama raised the alarm over how a majority of the GOP is throwing its support behind President Donald Trump as he falsely denies that he lost the election to President-elect Joe Biden and spouts bogus accusations of voter fraud.

During a pre-taped interview on “60 Minutes,” Obama speculated that his successor’s lies about “illegal” voting “appear to be motivated, in part, because the President doesn’t like to lose and never admits loss.”

“I’m more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials who clearly know better are going along with this, are humoring him in this fashion,” Obama added.

“It is one more step in delegitimizing not just the incoming Biden administration, but democracy generally,” he continued. “And that’s a dangerous path.”

Few Republican lawmakers have acknowledged Biden as the winner of the race, though the number has been growing slowly as Trump’s desperate efforts to undermine the election with furious tweets and clumsy court battles continually prove to be a failure.

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  1. I don’t know how to handle so much sanity and reason right now. /s

  2. Obama Warns of ‘Dangerous Path’

    A well-worn path, rapidly approaching an abyss.

    (h/t to Eudora Welty)

  3. Reduced by the politics of spite, on this Friday the 13th I can gain some small pleasure by imagining the sputtering rage of Trump and the Confederate Trumpvirus Party as they watch their better gain more adulation and real record breaking book sales in a pandemic economy.

  4. Avatar for jouzu jouzu says:

    Obama didn’t walk out of the interview?

  5. Avatar for jpc jpc says:

    Speak the truth, Mr. President. This country needs to hear your voice. We as a Nation need to reset the narrative. And the Republican Party, which has remained silent for the past four years and who probably thought they could control and use Trump to their advantage, have not used their voices. Four Republican Senators could have saved a large fraction of the estimated 145,000 US citizens unnecessarily killed by the direct inactions of this administration, but they put their careers ahead of the US people. Please continue to help the reset of expectations of how we operate.

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