(ReliableNews.org) – There’s an unspoken rule that members of the Former Presidents Club keep to the sidelines and don’t criticize their successors. It’s worked with few exceptions for the better part of a century. However, Barack Obama started stepping out of the shadows in recent months and began speaking out against Donald Trump.
On June 28, Obama launched a particularly nasty attack on Trump during his first virtual fundraiser since the 2020 election cycle. Without provocation, he accused Trump of deliberately undermining the legitimacy of US elections and spearheading an assault on voting rights.
Former President Barack Obama says his successor in office, Donald Trump, violated a core tenet of democracy when he made up a "bunch of hooey" about last year's election and refused to concede. https://t.co/UMsyBSzLim
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 29, 2021
According to Obama, Trump violated the “core” rule that “you count the votes” and “declare a winner.” Instead, Trump “made up a whole bunch of hooey” to dispute the 2020 presidential election results. Suddenly, Trump’s “big lie” gains momentum driving a Republican-led effort by the states to “reduce access to voting.”
Continuing, Obama claimed the country would experience increased contested elections in the future and a “further de-legitimizing of [American] democracy” if Democrats don’t immediately push back against the move by Republicans to secure future elections.
There’s one problem with Obama’s claim, concerns about the outcome of the 2020 election have sparked several audits throughout the country, giving legitimacy to Trump’s claim of election fraud.
It appears Obama could be creating a fake controversy to boost his fundraising efforts and stay relevant.
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