June 7, 2017
Former U.S. president Barack Obama delivered an extended, vicious coded critique of his successor Donald Trump on Tuesday in Canada, speaking to an audience of 6,000 fans at an event hosted by the Montreal Board of Trade.
He bashed the rise of ‘extreme nationalism and xenophobia and the politics of “us-versus-them”,’ a clear slap at Trump in the preferred language of American liberals.
‘In times of disruption we may go backward instead of forward,’ he warned. ‘We’re going to have to replace fear with hope.’
Obama drew laughter with a thinly veiled kick at the Trump administration’s famous embrace of ‘alternative facts,’ saying that America in the less than 20 weeks since he left office has suddenly devolved into a place ‘where we don’t just have disagreements based on our opinions, but now people are just disagreeing on facts.’
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