BREAKING: Obama Is BACK And Look At What He Is Doing To Trump!
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Former President Barack Obama released a statement Monday saying he is “heartened” by the protests against President Donald Trump’s executive order placing a temporary ban on immigration and travel from certain countries into the United States.
According to a story in The Hill:
Former President Barack Obama signaled his support for the protests in response to President Trump’s controversial immigration ban, his office said Monday in his first major statement since leaving the White House.
“President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. In his final official speech as President, he spoke about the important role of citizen and how all Americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy–not just during an election but every day,” Kevin Lewis, Obama’s spokesman, said.
“Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake.”
Obama’s decision to step back into the public light comes just 10 days after he left office. His comments come as a chorus of Democrats criticize Trump for his decision to temporarily halt refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries and stop all Syrian refugee resettlement in America. Trump has compared his actions to Obama’s 2011 moves to restrict entries from Iraq after two Iraqis were arrested in Kentucky on terrorism charges.