President Barack Obama gave his most scathing speech yet of Republican Nominee Donald Trump. Obama speaking to African Americans and pleading with them to vote against Trump said that it would be “personally insulting” if blacks did not turn out to vote for Clinton, by default helping Trump.
Via RealTimePolitics: Addressing the Congressional Black Caucus gala for the last time as president, Obama warned that while his name would not be on the ballot in November, all of the progress that the country has made over the last eight years was on the line.
Obama said: “If I hear anybody saying their vote does not matter, that it doesn’t matter who we elect — read up on your history. It matters. We’ve got to get people to vote. I will consider it a personal insult — an insult to my legacy — if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me a good sendoff? Go vote.”
Obama: “You may have heard Hillary’s opponent in this election say that there’s never been a worse time to be a black person. I mean, he missed that whole civics lesson about slavery or Jim Crow. But we’ve got a museum for him to visit, so he can tune in. We will educate him.”
Obama on Trump: “somebody who has fought against civil rights and fought against equality and who has shown no regard for working people most of his life.”