President Obama has surely came forward with one of the utmost strong statements since leaving his office. The statement seems to be directed towards President Trump. Obama on Monday released quite a pointed statement, which condemned the language coming out of any American leader for promoting differential behaviour between races residing in America. The statement didn’t name President Trump in a direct manner, rather Obama just rejected those leaders who offer rhetorics like anti-immigration, preferential treatment of humans and hatred.
Obama made a clear statement after two tragedies in Texas and Ohio took the entire nation into a state of mourning. Definitely Obama’s policies were pretty different as compared to the Trump; however, he name came forward with such a strong statement. “We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred, leaders who demonise those who don’t look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people,” said Obama.
Obama attempted to convey a message of goodwill, as he suggested that every American should come forward to show their goodwill for each other. Obama has in the past criticised certain actions of Trump in a mild manner, like the time when Trump rescinded DACA and when Trump used his executive power to ban travel of different muslims around the globe. However, it’s a rare sight as modern presidents do not criticise their successors, unless it’s about a third world country, where leaders often criticise former leader for corruption.
Trump’s solutions are rather radical, to stop incidents like Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, as in a tweet he mentioned the reforms to involve greater usage of background checks before giving license to someone. Texas natives and Democratic presidential candidates Julián Castro & Beto O’Rourke praised the statement of Obama, as they called him a moral president. “Moral clarity from our last moral president, Thankyou, Mr. President,” wrote Castro.