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Former US President Barack Obama speaks to students at the University of Illinois where he accepted the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government Obama speaks at U of I: Trump is ‘capitalizing on resentment’
Andrew Cummings | 12 September, 2018, 00:06

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 IL 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".

Today former President Obama gave a speech to students at the University of IL where he slammed President Trump, argued Republicans have lost their way and urged young people to vote in the 2018 midterm elections.

During a speech at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign on Friday, Obama said the country is in a "backlash" moment.

"It shouldn't be Democratic or Republican to say we don't target certain groups of people based on what they look like or how they pray".

"It's a consequential moment in our history", Obama said.

Barack Obama is officially on the campaign trail again.

Former President Barack Obama on Friday made a rare mention of President Donald Trump.

"Your version of America is not the America we want", Pirro said on Saturday night in a message to Obama. Obama argued that this "not how our democracy is supposed to work".

Mr Obama also said Mr Trump was a "symptom, not the cause" of divisions in America, instead saying it was the result of a rapidly changing world and growing inequality, reports news.com.au.

Meanwhile, Michelle Obama is also stepping up her political involvement ahead of the November midterm election. Four of those districts are at least partly in Orange County, a formerly reliable GOP bastion that went for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Obama speaks at U of I: Trump is ‘capitalizing on resentment’

Obama even brought up Trump's refusal to stand up to white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.

Obama has slammed Trump's political tactics.

Obama delivered a speech Friday at the University of IL that included several broadsides at Trump while rarely mentioning his name.

After his vitriolic condemnation of Trump, Obama offered a solution: Vote Democrat.

Obama, who bar a handful of public appearances and an exclusive content deal with Netflix has been relatively quiet since leaving the Oval Office, accused Trump of "capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years", during a speech at the University of IL on Friday.

Until now, Obama had been reluctant to criticise his successor publicly, although last week he appeared to chide Trump, without naming him, in a eulogy for the late Republican Senator John McCain.

After spending much of his post-presidency on the political sidelines, Obama has several events scheduled in coming days where he'll campaign for Democrats.

In August, Obama endorsed 81 Democratic contenders in 14 states, emphasizing young, diverse candidates running for state-level offices in an attempt to help new party leaders establish themselves.

Obama urged the Democrats at his first rally of 2018 to get out and vote in November, telling them that the dismay they feel about Washington right now means nothing is they don't follow through by voicing their displeasure at the ballot box.

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