Obama, on California Front Lines, Joins Democratic Battle to Capture House ZlotoNews

Obama, on California Front Lines, Joins Democratic Battle to Capture House ZlotoNews

Obama, on California Front Lines, Joins Democratic Battle to Capture House ZlotoNews

Pence said it's "very disappointing" to see Obama break with the tradition of former presidents, who largely shun the campaign trail, and "become so political".

Obama is hitting the campaign trail for his fellow Democrats, with an event in California for House candidates and then a stop in OH next week.

Following his California visit, Obama will travel to OH next Thursday for an event for Richard Cordray, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in OH, and he is also slated to headline a campaign event in Pennsylvania later this month, and a NY fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an organization led by former Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama's longtime friend. He is just capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years.

"Appealing to tribe, appealing to fear, pitting one group against another, telling people that order and security will be restored if it weren't for those who don't look like us or don't sound like us or don't pray like we do.that's an old playbook", Obama said.

"I wish he would come more often because he reminds Republicans of eight years of misery", said Republican National Committeeman Shawn Steel.

"I'm sorry, I watched it but I fell asleep", Trump said. "In two months we have a chance to restore some sanity to our politics".

When that happens, he says, people become cynical and decide not to participate in the political process - creating a vacuum that lobbyists and special interests fill.

"Of course, there's always been another darker aspect to America's story", he said.

There was no immediate reaction from Trump, who, in remarks to a crowd in North Dakota, took Obama's speech Friday in stride.

"For three cycles President Obama fired up Republicans like nobody and I'm happy if he wants to do it again", he said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in Washington.

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"Even though we took out bin Laden and wound down the wars in Iraq and our combat role in Afghanistan, and got Iran to halt its nuclear programme, the world's still full of threats and disorder", he said, adding that comes streaming through people's televisions every single day.

Obama will head to Cleveland on September 13 to campaign for Ohio Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray.

Then-President Barack Obama meets with Donald Trump in the Oval Office after he was elected in November 2016.

The student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, got a shout-out from Obama as he also attacked the conservatives in Congress who accept donations from the National Rifle Association.

Obama's return is not without some downsides for Democrats, as a Republican senator pointed out.

During his hour long speech, Obama said this Congress has championed the unwinding of campaign finance laws to give billionaires outsized influence over our politics; systemically attacked voting rights to make it harder for the young people, the minorities, and the poor to vote.

"In two months we have the chance, not the certainty, but the chance to restore some semblance of sanity to our politics", he said in a speech at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign.

He said everyone needed to vote irrespective of their choices because that was what democracy depended on to thrive.

Mr. Obama's campaign activity will continue through October and will include fundraising appearances, according to an Obama adviser. The speech will be a preview of the argument Obama will make this fall campaign season.

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