Former President Barack Obama’s Speech at the University of Illinois

Former President Barack Obama gave a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday, September 7, 2018, urging Americans to vote this November.

At one point referencing the “crazy stuff that’s coming out of this White House,” Obama told students and others gathered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that even if they don’t agree with Democrats on certain issues, they should still be “concerned with our current course” and want to see a “restoration of honesty and decency and lawfulness in government.”

Trump repeated his criticism of Obama’s speech during a later stop in South Dakota, telling supporters: “If that doesn’t get you out to vote for the midterms, nothing will.”

Some Republicans pounced on Obama’s remarks to bash his two terms in office and defend Trump.

“The more President @BarackObama speaks about the ‘good ole years’ of his presidency, the more likely President @realDonaldTrump is to get re-elected,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., tweeted. “In fact, the best explanation of President Trump’s victory are the “results” of the Obama Presidency!”


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