Obama asks hecklers not to swear in front of children and we miss him all over again

Greg Evans
Saturday 03 November 2018 09:00
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Although he's no longer president, we are still thankful to have Barack Obama in our lives.

The former president gave another rousing speech at a midterm rally in Miami, Florida on Friday night in support of senator Bill Nelson and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.

During his time on stage, Obama unleashed a punchy tirade on Donald Trump, attacking him for his handling of the migrant caravan situation and accusing him of turning it into a political stunt.

ABC quotes him as saying:

Now in 2018, they're telling you the existential threat to America is a bunch of poor refugees a thousand miles away.

They're even taking our brave troops away from their families for a political stunt at the border.

And the men and women of our military deserve better than that. So there's just constant fear-mongering to distract from the record.

I know there are conservatives who are compassionate and must think there's nothing compassionate about ripping immigrant children from the arms of their mothers at the border.

Obama then went on to criticise Republicans and their hypocritical campaign promises.

I do have to make this point because right now, Republicans are all, look, the economy is so good. Where do you think that started. When did that start?

If Republicans thought their tax cut for billionaires was popular, they would be campaigning on it. You don't hear a peep out of them.

This was their main act in Congress. They have not mentioned it in a single ad.

In fact, right at election time, suddenly Republicans are saying they're going protect your pre-existing conditions when they literally have been doing the opposite.

This led to Obama being heckled by presumably Trump supporters who began shouting at the 57-year-old but were soon overwhelmed and escorted from the premises by staff.

During the brief confrontation, Obama acted cooly and actually seemed to revel in it. He also asked the hecklers not to "curse in front of kids."

This polite and almost respectful response is a stark contrast to Trump, who only recently praised a Republican Rep for assaulting a journalist.

When another heckler began causing a commotion, Obama posed this thought-provoking question as they were ejected.

Here's the deal: If you support the other candidates, then you should go support the other candidates.

Don't be here. One of the things I never understood was why, if you're supporting the other guy, you come to my rally.

This small moment got a lot of people nostalgic about the Obama presidency, which only came to an end in January 2017. It feels like a lot longer than that.

HT Mashable

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