"What happened to the Republican Party?",Barack Obama asked in his speech before thousands of students at the University of Illinois
Former president of the United States of America Barack Obama has criticized the republicans' silence on the excesses of his succesor, Donald Trump, today, in an impassioned speech meant to mobilize democrats to vote on the November elections.
"What happened to the Republican Party?",Obama asked, in his speech, given before thousands of students at the University of Illinois, criticizing elected officials who take refuge in "vague statements of disappointment when the President does something outrageous"
Barack Obama made his first pre-campaign speech today, two months away from the legislative elections, referring, for the first time since leaving the White House, to US President Donald Trump and calling him by his name.
"the threat to our democracy doesn't just come from Donald Trump (...). The biggest threat to our democracy is indifference" (...) it is cynicism", he said in a much applauded speech.
In his reaction to Obama's speech, Donald Trump admitted to having fallen asleep when he heard him talk about the current political climate.
Trump joked while speaking at an event in North Dakota.