Obama blasts President Trump for using military troops at the border
Former US President Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail, this time to rally for Democrat candidates for the upcoming midterm elections, and he has criticized President Trump’s latest military move.
On November 2, during a political meeting in Florida, 57-year-old Obama questioned Trump’s orders to mobilize troops to the US-Mexico border, calling it a “political stunt” by the administration to impress Republican voters in the wake of the election.
Obama addressed the situation at the border in the Ice Palace film studio in Miami, where he was invited as speaker in an event in support of gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.
With the November 6 elections just around the corner, Obama warned about Republicans using fear as a strategy to secure their positions in the US Congress. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa
Obama’s appearance in Florida was a culmination of sorts for Andrew Gillum’s 20-plus-month campaign journey.— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) November 3, 2018
“My momma is beside herself,” Gillum told BuzzFeed News before the rally.https://t.co/2GpeCeDEdY
OBAMA DENOUNCES FEARMONGERING
The former head of state cited the recent massive deployment of American military officers to the border in response to a caravan of migrants heading on foot to the United States as a “fear mongering” move from the Trump administration.
“They're telling you the existential threat to America is a bunch of poor refugees a thousand miles away,” Obama said.
“They're even taking our brave troops away from their families for a political stunt at the border. The men and women of our military deserve better than that. So [Republicans are] just constant fear mongering to distract from the record.”
-Barack Obama, Fox News, November 2, 2018.
TRUMP FIRES BACK
Current US President, 72-year-old Donald Trump, also spent Friday on the campaign trail, speaking in West Virginia in support of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's Senate bid and Carol Miller's run for the House of Representatives.
Trump used the opportunity to reply to many of his predecessors claims against him and his party, accusing Obama of many of the wrongs the former president attributed to him in the first place.
Q Mr. President, what's your final message to voters?— White House Photos (@photowhitehouse) November 3, 2018
@realDonaldTrump PRESIDENT: Well, a final message to voters is, number one, we want to have strong borders. But if you look at what's happening with our country, we have the greatest economy / Photo By William M pic.twitter.com/U6u5EgtBEe
The mandatary said Obama kept telling "lie after lie, broken promise after broken promise," responding to the Democrat stating that "When people can just lie with abandon, democracy can't work."
In response to Obama’s worries about Trump endangering the Fifth Amendement, the current president said that "nobody was worse to the press than Obama.” "He's talking about how I should be nice to the fake news, no thank you!" Trump added.
OBAMA CLOSES A CAMPAIGN RALLY IN GEORGIA
Obama arrived at Georgia in the evening in time for giving the final speech in a rally in support of Georgia Democrats running for office in the midterm elections, and he denounced the Trump administration’s campaign of fear once again.
Obama blamed Republicans for “trying to scare you with all sorts of bogeymen, trying to scare you with all kinds of divisive issues.”
“[Republicans are using a] rhetoric that is designed to make us angry, and make us fdo.”earful […] to make us believe that things will be better if it just weren’t for those who don’t like us or don’t pray like we do or don’t love like we do."
THE MIGRANT CARAVAN
The Migrant Caravan is marching through Central America and is expected to take months to reach the US, but the Pentagon has already responded.
The movement of people started on October 12, 2018, when a group of 160 residents from the crime-ridden Honduran city of San Pedro Sula gathered together to march towards the US escaping the violence of their home city.
This is an action that has been carried out by Hondurans several times in the past, but it had never grown into the massive movement it is today.
But the influence of Honduran advocate for migrant rights, Bartolo Fuentes, who made a post on Facebook about the Migrant Caravan, made an estimated of 7.000 people to join the original 160 migrants involved in the march.
This is what prompted a military reaction in the Pentagon that some people considered disproportionate, with 5.000 active-duty officers deployed to the US-Mexico border to join the 2.100 National Guard troops already assigned to the post.
Trump addressed the issue with a tweet. “Please go back, you will not be admitted into the United States unless you go through the legal process. This is an invasion of our Country and our Military is waiting for you!” he wrote.