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Joe Biden names picks for secretary of State, Homeland Security chief, director of national intelligence
"Well we're going to get to our first look now at the president-elect's newest cabinet members later today. The team which includes obama administration alums will assemble in delaware for an official announcement this afternoon. Anthony blinken will serve as secretary of state he previously served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser. Alejandra york us will be the first latino and the first immigrant to become homeland security secretary. He served as deputy homeland secretary and director of citizenship and immigration services. April heinous will become the first woman to hold the role of director of national intelligence. She previously as a national security lawyer. And deputy cia director. Jake sullivan will become national security adviser. He was five national security adviser and was a top aide to hillary clinton. While she was secretary of state linda. Thomas greenfield will be named. Us basseterre to the u. n. And former secretary of state john kerry will be the climate on roy and former federal federal reserve chair. Janet yellen will be the first woman ever become treasury secretary. If she is confirmed by the senate would an impressive list let's bring in former. Nato supreme allied commander retired four-star navy. Admiral james redis. He is chief. International security diplomacy and less for nbc news and msnbc and former treasury official on morning joe economic analyst. Steve rattner joins us as well. Good to have you both admiral. Let's begin with some of president-elect biden's foreign policy selections the wall street journal opinion page said. They were internationalists but also said on the other. Hand talking about blinken and Jake sullivan they were also more hawkish. On some obama era debates. Mr sullivan supported antitank mrs for ukraine which president obama posed. Mr blinken favored the iraq war in two thousand and two intervention in libya. Mr blanket was known for repeating the mantra superpowers. Don't bluff regarding mr obama's red line fiasco about the use of chemical weapons and syria. I would take that like me. You you agree. Superpowers don't bluff. You don't draw red line and then step back from it. And apparently that's what our new secretary of state Believes as well. Well let's start with the team itself kind of step back for a minute show and this is the most experience group coming in That i can remember certain going back to bush lawn and before that maybe to the kennedy administration if you listen to the titles that make it. Just read off deputy to this deputy to that do this. These are now people who are stepping up to cabinet level. They are experienced. They are well prepared boy. How refreshing is that number two and maybe more importantly joe. This is a very collegial team. This he'll give you a sports analogy. This one's for mike barnicle. This is like the one thousand nine hundred eighties celtics basketball team. They don't really care who. The high score is more interested in getting assists that running up the score out there on the field trying to make each other look good. It's that kind of group. And i worked with all of them when i was supreme allied commander in. They were in all their jobs. And then finally. You're absolutely right. This is an internationalist group. A little bit of hawkish edge to it. But i think that's okay one. It's tempered as you see from this group by that that instinctive desire to reach out into the international world. They'll look for allies. They'll look for coalitions. They'll look to work with international organizations. I think this is a a fine selection and will serve the nation. Well
Obama: US 'adversaries have seen us weakened'
"Barack Obama called Donald Trump at about three o'clock in the morning to congratulate him. Even though Mr Trump had lost the popular vote and took the electoral college by less than 1% in three states today, President Trump declines to accept the verdict of the voters despite losing by greater margins to President elect Joe Biden. Mr Obama hasn't spoken of the election standoff until today. We spoke to the 44th president on the release of his new book, A Promised Land, a memoir of his early years and first term. What is your advice in this moment for President Trump? Well, the president is A public servant. They are temporary occupants of the office by design. And When your time is up. Uh, Then it is your job, too. With the country first and thinking beyond your own ego and your own. Interests and your own disappointments. My advice to President Trump is if you want. At this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who could come country First. It's time for you to do the same thing. In your view, it is time for him to concede. Absolutely I will. I mean, I think it was time for him to concede. Probably the day after the election or at the latest two days after the election, I When you look at the numbers objectively, Joe Biden will have won handily. There is no scenario in which Any of those states would turn the other way, and certainly not enough to reverse be outcome of the election. More than the courtesy of a concession, the Trump White House is declining to free up the usual funds and facilities for the incoming administration. President elect Biden is not receiving secret national security briefings. As Mr Trump did when he was president elect. What In your estimation? Would our adversaries be thinking right now? Russia China about the fact that the transition is not moving forward. Well, I look, I think our adversaries Have seen US weakened not just as a consequence this election, but over the last Several years. We have these cleavages in the body politick. That They're convinced they can exploit. There's an old adage that partisan politics should stop at the water's edge right that. When it comes to Our foreign policy that it is the United States of America, not the divided states of America. We met the former president at a symbol of America's past divisions. The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery was a hospital in the civil war. Clara Barton and Walt Whitman cared for patients in the building where the 16th president consoled his wounded. We joined Mr Obama's peers in the gallery of the President's to talk about his book. I'm curious about the title. I think a lot of people feel that we are farther from a promised land. Well, I titled it the promised land. Because even though we may not get there in our lifetimes, even if we experience hardships and disappointments along the way That I Create a more perfect union, not a perfect union. But a more perfect union. You
Obama addresses Trump transition in first interview since election
"Former president barack obama reacting to the lack of formal transition. It's very hard for democracy to function if we are operating on just completely different sets of facts when donald trump won i stayed up until two thirty in the morning i then called donald trump to congratulate him his margin of victory over. Hillary clinton wasn't greater than joe by martin over him mr obama on. Cbs sunday
Obama says Trump's unfounded claims are "delegitimizing" democracy
"60 Minutes, former President Barack Obama Addresses President Trump's unfounded so far claims of voter fraud. The president doesn't like to lose and never admits loss. I'm more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials who clearly no better are going along with this are humoring. Him in this fashion. It is one more step in de legitimizing not just the incoming Biden administration, but democracy generally. And that's a dangerous path. President Trump has so far refused to concede the election to president like Joe Biden and has launched a syriza of lawsuits alleging widespread fraud in several states. But there has been no evidence presented to support the president's claims. Mr Obama will peer in his first interview about his new book, A Promised Land on Sunday on both 60 minutes. CBS Sunday morning Watch news Nation Every
Obama says Trump's unfounded claims are "delegitimizing" democracy
"In his first television interview since the election, Mr Obama sat down with CBS this morning co host Gayle King. And 60 minutes Correspondent Scott Pelley ahead of the release of his new memoir, A Promised Land. What are these false claims of widespread election fraud doing to our country Right now they appear to be motivated. In part because the president doesn't like to lose and never admits loss and more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials who clearly no better are going along with this are humoring. Him in this fashion. It is one more step in de legitimizing not just the incoming Biden administration, but democracy generally. And that's a dangerous path. You can see more of former President Obama's interviews with Scott Pelley and Gayle King this
Obama to be interviewed on "60 Minutes" and "CBS Sunday Morning"
"Former President Barack Obama will talk exclusively with CBS News In his first interviews following the 2020 presidential election, CBS this morning co host Gayle King will interview Mr Obama for CBS Sunday morning, and Scott Pelley will talk with the former president for 60 minutes. The interviews also marked the launch of his new book, A Promised Land, which will be released November 17th. And feature his thoughts on his own political ascent and presidency. The interviews air this Sunday.
Obama to be interviewed on "60 Minutes" and "CBS Sunday Morning"
"Make some news this weekend. Former President Barack Obama will talk exclusively with CBS News In his first interviews following the 2020 presidential election, CBS this morning co host Gayle King will interview Mr Obama for CBS Sunday morning, and Scott Pelley will talk with the former president for 60 minutes. The interviews also marked the launch of his new book, A Promised Land, which will be released November 17th and feature his thoughts on his own political ascent and presidency. The interviews air this Sunday Matt Piper CBS
Barack Obama returns to 60 Minutes on Sunday
"Photos on his social media site for President Barack Obama will be hitting the airwaves this weekend. A couple of interviews on CBS News will be on CBS, 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday morning. It will be his first TV interview since the 2020 presidential election exactly 12 years ago. Mr Obama and his wife, Michelle, the former first lady appeared on 60 minutes after he was elected the 44th,
Former President Barack Obama to be interviewed on "60 Minutes" and "CBS Sunday Morning"
"Obama have to say about President Trump refusing to concede the race we could find out Sunday. 12 years since he first appeared on 60 minutes after being elected president, Mr Obama returns to the program this Sunday night, The former president will sit down with Scott Pelley for the discussion, who also be talking to Gayle King for an interview for CBS Sunday morning.
Obama congratulates Biden, Harris, says it is up to them to mend 'deeply and bitterly divided' country
"The former President Barack Obama says he couldn't be prouder to congratulate Biden and Harris in a statement, he said Biden has got what it takes to be president and already carries himself that way because he will enter the White House facing what Mr Obama called a series of extraordinary challenges no incoming president has ever faced.
Presidential Candidates Hone In On Battleground States
"So just two days to go until Election day and the two presidential candidates rushing around the country focusing on battleground states that could tip the balance in their favour. Joe Biden, campaigning with former President Barack Obama over the weekend, CBS's Adam Brewster in Detroit Democratic nominee Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama United on the campaign trail for the first time in 2020 on Saturday. The former president and vice president made three stops in the battleground state of Michigan. Mr. Obama won Michigan in 2008 and 2012 by significant margins, but President Trump carried the state four years ago. Polls have shown by him with a lead in Michigan. Biden will spend today campaigning in Pennsylvania. And he will be there again tomorrow. Joined by vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris. She will make appearances today in Georgia and North Carolina. Former President Obama will campaign for Biden tomorrow in Atlanta and in South Florida. President Trump held multiple rallies in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania yesterday, focusing on big gatherings. In smaller cities. CBS News Campaign reporter Zachary who'd act President, Trump said he signed an executive order that would protect Pennsylvania's Fracked industry while he was was in in route route to to the the States, States, Butler Butler County County for for a a rally. rally. The The president president has has frequently frequently said said former former vice vice President President Joe Joe Biden Biden would would destroy destroy the the natural natural gas gas industry industry that that bolstered bolstered Pennsylvania's Pennsylvania's economy. Magnus said Fracking is not going to be on the chopping block for President Trump points at times, Biden spoke differently about it in the primary president's trip with four stops across the state, the last minute attempt to build support in his strongest areas as he trails of Pennsylvania polls in this last stretch, stretch, the the president president will will be be holding holding 14 14 rallies rallies between between Friday Friday and and today. today. He'll He'll hold hold rallies rallies today today in in five five different different states. states. Michigan, Michigan, Iowa, Iowa, North North Carolina, Georgia. And Florida. It is
Obama Campaigns For Biden In Philadelphia
"To prepare for tonight's final debate. But former President Barack Obama kept the momentum going. At a rally in Philadelphia more from CBS's Tokyo. Mr Obama tore into President Trump for reportedly having a secret Chinese bank account. Can you imagine if I had a secret Chinese bank account? When I was running for re election. You think Fox News might have been a little concerned about that they would have called me Beijing, Barry. Earlier, the former president visited a community center in North Philadelphia and made a direct appeal to fellow black voters make up a large part of the city's electorate. The U. S government has issued a warning
Polls show a closer US presidential race
"Weeks of the 2020 presidential election. The recipes in White House Watch pole and the investor's business daily T I p p poll indicate a 5% lead nationally. The former vice president Biden over President Trump IBD is one of only two poles to called the 2016 race for Mr Trump. The trend is against Mr Biden know, as both polls indicate Mr Biden is lost between 5 to 7% office lied just during the past week. Severally. The Rasmussen daily presidential tracking poll shows the president with 48% total approval, matching former President Obama. On the same day comparison. IBD says that most polls in 2012 underestimated enthusiasm for Mr Obama. Some sources are saying the same may be true this year for Mr Trump, Jorge Gonzalez reporting Health and Human Services Secretary Alexi's are urging Americans to stick with
Trump makes Western swing in final weeks of 2020 race
"Are now suggesting a tightening race coming into the final weeks of the 2020 presidential campaign. The recipes in White House Watch pole and the investor's business daily T I P p poll indicate a 5% lead nationally for former vice President Biden over President Trump IBD is one of only two poles to called the 2016 race from Mr Trump. The trend is against Mr Biden, though, as both polls indicate Provided his loss between 5 to 7% office lied just during the past week. Severally the Rasmussen Daily presidential tracking poll shows the president with 48% total approval, matching former President Obama on the same day comparison. IBD says that most polls in 2012 underestimated enthusiasm for Mr Obama. Some sources are saying the same may be true this year for
Mitch McConnell vows US Senate will push on with Trump's pick to replace Ginsburg
"Nation mourns Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last night. CBS is Nicole Killian reports that all eyes are on the political battle already raging over who will replace her on the nation's highest court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Trump's and nominee will receive a vote on the Senate floor. On average. It takes about 69 days to get through the confirmation. Process, and there's just 45 days left until the general election. The Republican led Senate refused to vote on former President Obama's final Supreme Court nominee Nine months before the election. John 48, the bipartisan policy center, Republicans refused to confirm a Obama appointee after the death of Justice Scalia and there have been a couple of other cases like that the difference being that the Senate was controlled, of course by the opposite party. Mr Obama is calling on the Senate not to fill the Supreme Court vacancy yet
Trump, Obama respond to Ginsburg's death
"Past in present on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg In a statement, President Trump called her a titan of the law and fighter to the very end, he says Ginsberg, known for her brilliant mind and powerful descent, showed that one could disagree without being disagreeable toward one's colleagues colleagues or or different different points points of of view. view. President President also also says says her her opinions opinions regarding regarding equality equality inspired inspired Americans Americans and and generations generations of of great great legal legal minds. minds. Meantime, Meantime, a a relentless litigator and incisive juris is what former President Barack Obama is saying about Ginsberg. Mr Obama in a statement, saying the late justice inspired generations from the tiniest trick or treaters toe law students burning the midnight oil to the most powerful leaders in the land. He says Ginsberg should be remembered for fighting to the very end of her life through her cancer. With unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals at the steps of the
Part one of Obama's memoir to be released in November
"Volume of former President Barack Obama's memoir is coming out November 7 18th that, of course, two weeks after Election Day, it's called a promised land, and it will cover his swift in historic rise to the White House and his first term in office, the publication date. The second volume has not yet been determined. The 768 page book is one of the most anticipated presidential memoirs in recent memory, since, Of course, Mr Obama's already written two highly praised million selling books.
Obama urges Americans to honor John Lewis' legacy by voting
"For the funeral of Congressman John Lewis rose to its feet with an up roar of applause during a eulogy from former President Barack Obama. Mr Obama talked about the selfless sacrifice of the civil rights leader and that the voting rights he fought for our under siege by President Trump, who's floating the idea of delaying the election. Joining us live to talk about CBS analyst Leonard Steinhorn. Great to have you, Leonard? Happy to be here so to other presidents were on hand. But it was poor former President Obama, who offered this impassioned defense of democratic ideals that he says are being threatened. He's been more outspoken, but not like this. Can you talk about it? Look essentially what President Obama was saying is, if we wanna honor John Lewis's legacy, truly honor it. We need to finish the work of John Lewis's lifetime. Which is to ensure voting rights, for all with no obstacles in anyone's way and in effect. What he did with his rhetoric is he entered the political fray not directly not through partisan attacks, but with clear and pointed assaults on those Particularly Republicans, who were doing exactly what John Lewis fought against all of his life, which is to undermine the voting rights of the American people, So he did it through lofty and impassioned rhetoric. But his message was clear. He was definitely part former president and part preacher today, talking about the protests as well, something that Louis energized in his day is a civil rights leader, nearly losing his life in the fight. Can you characterize what Mr Obama said, and its relevance at this moment in history? So, in essence, what President Obama did was draw a straight line from Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Bull Connor in Birmingham. ER, George Wallace. The black lives matter. And the civil rights struggles of today are voting rights struggles of today. So you know, he basically said Bull Connor may be gone, But today we witness with our own eyes, police officers. Kneeling on the next of black Americans. George Wallace may be gone. But then, he said he worries about the federal government's sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators. Clearly referencing what happened in Lafayette Square when President Trump wanted to go to the church and hold up his Bible. So he drew a straight line from John Lewis in the 19 sixties tow what's happening today, and clearly, that was a strong message that this next generation now has to take the torch. And continue on with the fight that John Lewis began when he was just Ah, young, a young man in 1960 CBS News political analyst Leonard Steinhorn Thanks so much for being here. Thanks Always. By the
"mr. obama" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Pro obama. Look, I I understand why he says this this this is the guy that says, look, I can tell people that can keep their doctor. I could screw my own party over the people that voted for me, they still love me. And I screwed them on their healthcare. I told them they can keep their doctors. I lied to their face about their medical care in their doctors. And they still support me. So I can make up anything that I want at any time because they'll still support me. Yes. You know, you look smarter when you're sitting in an oversized chair. Oversized chairs we understand we're in radio at Rice University. They were they were sitting in these there these massive chairs. They they're completely oversized. There's they don't need. They don't need a chair that size. We are. We are the world's leading largest oil producer now because of Obama. Yes. They lowered corporate taxes too. So the economy is booming. Wow. I did that. No, no, no, no, No, MR Obama, did not build that. Well, look he was against the Keystone Pipeline, correct? Yes. He was against remember in that in that the great week. I believe it was August of twenty sixteen. Where Hillary Clinton came out? No, no. It was I believe it was first Bernie Sanders. Said his goal was to kill the trucking jobs. Right. That was his goal. We're going to get rid of the trucking jobs in everything on rail and clear the roads out so we he was his goal was get rid of all the tracking jobs, which of course, we laughed at then Hillary Clinton came out and said she was going to kill the coal jobs. Remember a few weeks later. She didn't apologize to remember those are. So there was a coal miner or some that she had to apologize to forgot what it was. Yeah. She had to wasn't a quite a quite the beer summit that Obama had to do. Right. But yeah, she had a sit down with a coal miner, and essentially try and walk it back. And then it was then it was Obama in case people don't remember see we remember these things it was Obama than that killed drilling in the Atlantic. Even though it was approved by his administration by his EPA all the agencies that needed to approve drilling off the coast said, it's a go. It's a go. Go the press. Cancelled the oil drilling. Why? Global warming climate change yet the president's own words, and now he is trying to take credit. Bean. Well, remember was largest oil producer member wise deal because it was a deal with Canada. Remember, and they had made this pact. And remember what they were saying right after it was made. It can't be changed can't be reversed. And we were saying, yeah. Actually, a can't. It would it would take a little bit of doing. But. Yeah, it can. And they kept saying, no, no, no, no. This is forever or you can say that. But it is not forever. And but that was his policy that on federal land on the on everything within his administration's control. He was shutting down oil one of the first things. He did remember at the end of the Bush administration. It was the the oil up in Wyoming, bright and shale and Utah the shale the shale oil right that that the President Bush said, okay, let's go after it. Right. Obama administration came in this one of the first thing to do was shut it down. It was I think it was actually March two thousand nine I believe is when when he shot it down. Just a couple of months after taking office. But oil went up in spite of of him. He just can't stand it. But don't you love it? Because of me, he didn't say our administration because of me. And so if you if you support, and you believe Obama, but you also believe in, you know, the old the old, you know, drilling and oil and all of that is killing the planet. You gotta blame him. Yeah. Which which is it. Right. Can you have it both ways? Can you take can you take responsibility? As President Obama has. You know, we we we that was bragging by the way that was not saying, listen, it's gone up. And I'm responsible for it. But I'm not proud of it like a Bill Clinton would say, I I did it. But I'm not happy about it. I signed it. But I wish I had no Clinton would want to have it both ways. Yeah. I know that you know, we try to do everything against it. And and and you know, but but the oil production skyrocketed, and and people have jobs, and and so they had great really great jobs and gasoline prices all went down because of it. But but still I'm terribly torn by it. But the fact is that were good things that happened with it, even though we're destroying the planet. The same time that I regret doing. It's all give and take yet. No this. But this this is this is just flat out bragging bragging. Yeah. He's proud of the fact that he did that he said he did it. Here's here's quote, suddenly American quote. So we just played it. But just repeat again, suddenly, America's largest oil producer. That was me. People say, thank you. Exactly to him. So if he's responsible if Obama's response since climate change has been a big topic this week if Obama is stating that he alone. He didn't say our administration. He didn't say the oil producers. He said that was me he is taking sole responsibility. Yes. For oil production and the United States becoming the world's largest oil producer. Well, then it's Obama that's responsible for the climate change problems that we have not Trump, right? Which is it anybody on the left, which is it. Because if you support Obama, and you believe he's telling the truth, right? And you believe that oil is killing the planet. Well, then you're going to have to blame him for it. We're the largest oil producer. And he's the reason. Right. It's not even the oil companies. No. He's the reason he said it it was that was me people me. I don't even know they're actually a anybody else work. I don't know if there's one other person on working in the oilfields, I think he's doing all the work himself, by the way to our friend Carl that works, you know, in in in fracking, you had nothing to do with this. That's right. Take credit on your crew had nothing to do with as you can take you can keep taking that money and thank Ovambo because you're doing nothing. He did everything. Go cash that check in every time. You do say thank you Obama. Thank you. Hey, we didn't that wasn't a comedy bit. Someone. Doing a really great Obama impersonation. He said that. It's because of him. Nobody else gets the credit. Obama is responsible for the destruction of the earth from his own mouth. He's going to be at that twenty four hour thing without war, right? Same thing on the world stage. I doubt it. Yeah. President obama. Why don't you go on the twenty four seven Al Gore thing that's going on? Yeah. And right. You can introduce the Google dials. Right. And right before you can say, I'm responsible for the United States being the largest oil producer in the world. Yes. You. Should do that. He should do it between every act. And the people there should thank him. They the ones in the audience that live audience at rice. They did. Yeah. Sure. They applauded it. That was me. Thank you say. Thank you. Right. We're we're the protesters. Man Earth Day is going to be really great. What does that again? If you wanna know if you want to understand why it's all a con job. Obama. Yeah. Right there. Right. But he just says here's the thing. You guys all the protesters out there, the, you know, anti oil types, you kept pointing to Dick Cheney say, it wasn't even Bush. You Obama this serious? It's like, David Blaine. You just totally is this your card. That's exactly what that's what Obama just did. See you can't even blame Cheney. No, it was Obama. This is the greatest sleight of hand world history. We thought it was all Bush. You guys thought he was the cool. Save the earth guy. Nope. Nope. Nope. He's the reason Obama is the reason that the earth is doomed. That's right. He's the reason for the oil season. Eight six six he want to get him. We'd love to hear from you. Please. I have no idea what you'll say. Because we're not sure.
"mr. obama" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Here's the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo said about John Kerry's visits to Iranian officials feels that he's trying to undermine our foreign policy. We pulled out of the Iranian deal in John Kerry, considered to be one of the top things on his resume. Here's what secretary of state Pompeo set about Kerry's activities, solely the legal determinations to others. But what secretary Kerry has done is unseemly an unprecedented. This is a former secretary of state engaged with the world's largest state sponsor of terror. According to him. Right. You have to take my word for these are his answers. He was he was talking. He was telling them to wait out this administration. You can't find precedent for this in US history. And. Secretary ought not to secretary ought not to engage in that kind of behavior. It's inconsistent with what the foreign policy of in that states is as directed by this president, and it is beyond inappropriate for him to be engaged us. I remember I saw him. I saw him in Munich the at the security conference. He was there with if I have my facts, right because I think I saw them all with my own eyes secretary Monet's and Wendy Sherman, the troika and I am confident that they met with their troika counterparts. Although one can perhaps secretary Kerry if my recollection with respect to that is accurate. I wasn't in the meeting, but I'm reasonably confident that he was not there in support of US policy with respect to the Islamic Republic of Iran who this week. Fired Katusha rockets. Towards the United States embassy in Baghdad and took action against our consulate in Bosra. Has it had an impact? Is it hurt your efforts? That's the word. I I've I've I think I think you understand what I wish it has that former secretary of state all of them from either political party ought not to be engaged in actively undermining US Paul actively undermining US policy as a former secretary of state is literally unheard of. None dare call it collusion. This is an ex Trump State Department official name Christian Whitten there used to be a saying that differences end at the water's edge. It was sort of considered uncouth to criticize the president at all that's gone by the wayside. But John Kerry leave it to John Kerry, take it to a whole new level. He met with Iran's foreign minister, this is the foreign minister, the senior diplomat from our biggest adversary in the Middle East also met with the Germans and the French didn't effort to undermine a president's foreign policy. It's really quite unconscionable. Would you see this is how? Democrats roll I told you about the letter that was sent to top officials during the one thousand nine hundred eighty four campaign. And Ted Kennedy wanted to let the Russian to know that the real danger was this guy named Ronald Reagan and suggested ways that Russia could improve their image. None dare call it collusion. What about when Senator? Barack Obama was running for president two thousand eight had conversations with the Iraqi Foreign Minister during the time that they were the Bush administration was trying to negotiate a stay behind force. Here's a headline from the telegraph. Barack Obama tried to undermine George W Bush's Iraq negotiations. Quote, Mr Obama, the democratic presidential candidate also said the deal should be delayed until Mr Bush out of office. According to Iraq's ambassador to the US delicious denied by Mr. Obama's campaign next sentence. The disclosures likely to raise questions over the propriety of a Mr Obama contact with the government of a country in which the current president is still conducting a war. Next sentence. It has been confirmed that Mr Obama spoke with Hosni Mubarak the rack foreign minister during Mr. safari visit to Washington in June, the talk which was at Mr. of request was carried over the phone because Mr Obama was still on the campaign trail. Iraqi ambassador to the United States quote in the conversation. The Senator urged Iraq to delay the deal between Iraq and the United States until the new administration was in place. He said that Mr Obama said, quote, the new administration will have a free hand to opt out close quote of the deal. The Obama people denied that Obama said. Listen to this quote spokesman at the White House and the embassy in Baghdad declined to comment close quote, and this is the difference between Trump and everybody else. The Trump administration is commenting on the meddling going on by John Kerry. Bush didn't say squat about what Obama did. Now. Was what Obama did? Was that collusion? The plea deal by Paul Manafort, how does that way on President Trump? Here's a conservative. Byron York said I don't see it that way. I think I think all this kind of talk that the Manafort is the big one. Now, you're gonna see progress and Trump or other people will be charged with collusion with Russia. I think that all of that is based on an assumption a belief that there is some big conspiracy between Trump and Russia that only Paul Manafort can reveal. But remember Robert Muller has had the cooperation of Paul manafort's closest associate Rick gates for months now, he said the cooperation of Michael Flynn who is President Trump's national security advisor during the campaign. He's he's had the cooperation of lots of people who haven't been charged with anything who were participants and they've willingly interviewed handed over documents Muller. So. In all of this Muller has not alleged or charged anyone with having any role in a conspiracy to collude with Russia to.
"mr. obama" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Roads and bridges. If you've got a business you didn't build that somebody else made that happen. You didn't build that. Mr Obama somebody else built that his name is Donald Trump the Bill. He's so arrogant and proud he's still thinks he's the president. What path president goes on tours and takes credit for other, presidents achievements. Two years later. I know who does that nobody I know except for Mr Obama. All right, Sandra. Good call. Appreciate it. As we say. Hi to Michael is in Hudson county, New York, Michael. Hey, good afternoon. Sean. How are you? I'm good. How are you, sir? Good, sean. I gotta tell you. It's very unsettling to see that. There is absolutely zero accountability for the Democrats. I mean case in point Cory Booker violated the law and should have been ousted, but the Republicans are not supporting Trump, and this man yet anything he does he's under a microscope, and they were attacking everything I mean when are the Republicans going to unite and stop this constant nonsense against the president. If they're ever gonna do it. Now's the time to do it. And I'll tell you why. Because we had an election and fifty seven days, I don't I don't feel the sense of urgency that gives me a level of comfort that people understand that this is really bad and that we'd better fix it. I don't have that yet. And unless and until I get it. You know, I'm going to be, you know, somewhat skeptical about what the outcome is going to be but fifty seven days a lot's going to happen between now. And then, hey, if you want the single best Cup of coffee you've ever had in your life. And you don't want to go to one of those left leaning corporate coffee brands that you know, what you walk in the door, and you feel like, oh, I can't worry where my maga- hat. Well, I'm gonna tell you right now. The black rifle coffee company is for you..
"mr. obama" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Okay. Let's go to the phones. I I meant to do this about a half hour ago. And then I ran across the Serena Williams and Christine Brennan audio soundbites how a squeeze those in. So we're going to start with Ana in Phoenix. Great to have you welcome. Hi, rush. Missed you last week. I just wanted to say real quick that now that's the left has taken two years to teach us how we're supposed to treat our president. I think Mr Obama ought to be careful because this time I think the gloves are off. We're not going to be afraid to be being called racist. If we don't believe what he's saying. And hopefully, this'll get everybody remembering what he did to us. What are you? What what do you mean? Now that we have two years to know how to treat a pray. You're talking about people going out there and protesting Obama well protesting him and and purchasing Obama, no protests protesting Obama. I'm getting confused Trump. They taught us that we use this respect our president. That's fine. We try to get crimes against our president that he didn't commit. That's fine. We try to convince everybody would a horrible job. He's doing that. He's mentally disabled. I think Mr Obama ought to be careful because this time I'm not going to be afraid to say, no, he's wrong. And I want some more Trump. You mean, are you are you are you saying that when Obama was president you were afraid to be critical because of the allegation? Yes, I'm saying that because nobody wants to be can I know I'm not a racist. But they just made you feel like you couldn't say anything rough. You were. Well, I got to give you a little hint Anna, they're gonna keep doing it. Because you're not supposed to have learned here that it's open season on presidents that would be the wrong lesson. The drive bys think that you should learn here you are so post to continue to revere. To venerate Jew a door and celebrate Barack Hussein Obama, and you are to welcome his return to the campaign trail, if you show any disrespect for Obama, they're going to level the same allegations at you. I would just in this case wouldn't be worried about going forward. I get I get I I get your point the thing about Obama is that. And it circles back to something that I I've I've kind of gotten redundant saying they still have no idea. It's beyond tone-deaf. I think it's, you know, metal block brought on by supreme arrogance and this sense of overwhelming superiority, they have no idea how trotting Barack Obama out is going to re ignite anti democrat voters. They have no clue who Trump voters are who Republican voters are in their warped world. They think everybody worships OBE. Everybody counts. Worships Obama the way they do. They have no idea the backfire. They have.
"mr. obama" Discussed on WRVA
"Newsradio eleven forty W R V A and now on ninety six point one FM. Okay. Let's go to the phones I meant to do this about a half hour ago. And then I ran across the Serena Williams and Christine Brennan audio soundbites had a squeeze those in. So we're going to start with Ana in Phoenix. Great to have you. Welcome. Hi, rush. Missed you last week. I just wanted to say real quick that now that's the left has taken two years to teach us how we're supposed to treat our president. I think Mr Obama ought to be careful because this time I think the gloves are off. We're not going to be afraid to be being called racist. If we don't believe what he's saying. And hopefully, this will get everybody remembering what he did to us. What are you? What do you mean? Now that we have two years to know how to treat a pray. You're talking about people going out protesting Obama protesting him and and purchasing Obama, no protests protesting Obama. I'm getting myself confused Trump. They've taught us that we use this respect our president. That's fine. We try to get crimes against our president. Is that he didn't commit? That's fine. We try to convince everybody would a horrible job. He's doing that. He's mentally disabled. I think Mr Obama ought to be careful because this time I'm not going to be afraid to say, no, he's wrong. And I want some more Trump. You mean, are you are you are you are you saying that when Obama was president you were afraid to be critical because of the allegation? Yes, I'm saying that because nobody wants to be I know I'm not a racist. But they just made you feel like you couldn't say anything else you were going to give you a little hint, Anna, they're gonna keep doing it. Because. You're not supposed to have learned here that it's open season on presidents that would be the wrong. Listen, the drive bys think that you should learn here, you are so post to continue to revere to venerate Jew a door and celebrate Barack Hussein Obama, and you are to welcome his return to the campaign trail, if you show any disrespect for Obama, they're going to level the same allegations at you. I would just in this case wouldn't be worried about going for I get I get I I get your point the thing about Obama is that. And it circles back to something that I I've I've kind of gotten redundant saying they still have no idea. It's beyond tone-deaf. I think it's, you know, mental block brought on by supreme arrogance and this sense of overwhelming superiority, they have no idea how trotting Barack Obama out is going to re ignite anti democrat voters. They have no clue who Trump voters are who Republican voters are in their warped world. They think everybody worships OBE everybody that counts. Worships Obama the way they do. They have no idea. The backfire. They have just created by trotting him out..
"mr. obama" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Do this about a half hour ago. And then I ran across the Serena Williams and Christina Brennan audio soundbites had a squeeze those in. So we're going to start with Ana in Phoenix. Great to have you. Welcome. Hi, rush. Missed you last week. I just wanted to say real quick that now that's the left has taken two years to teach us how we're supposed to treat our president. I think Mr Obama ought to be careful because this time I think the gloves are off. We're not going to be afraid of being called racist. If we don't believe what he's saying. And hopefully, this will get everybody. Remembering what indigenous what are you? What do you mean? Now that we two years to know how to treat a pray. You're talking about people going out there and protesting Obama well protesting him and and protesting Obama no protests protesting Obama. I'm getting myself confused Trump. They've taught us that we respect our president. That's fine. We try to get crimes against our president that he didn't commit. That's fine. We try to convince everybody a horrible job. He's doing that. He's mentally disabled. I think Mr Obama ought to be careful because this time I'm not going to be afraid to say, no, he's wrong. And I want some more at Trump. You mean, are you are you are you are you saying that will Bama was president you were afraid to be critical because of the allegation? Yes, I'm saying that because nobody wants to be can I know I'm not a racist. But they just made you feel like you couldn't say anything else you were. Well, I to give little hint Anna, they're gonna keep doing it. Because you're not supposed to have learned here that it's open season on presidents that would be the wrong. Listen, the drive bys think that you should learn here you are so polished to continue to revere. To venerate to a door. And celebrate Barack Hussein Obama. You are to welcome his return to the campaign trail, if you show any disrespect for Obama, they're going to level the same allegations at you. I would just in this case wouldn't be worried about it going forward. I get I get I. I get your point the thing about Obama is that. And it circles back to something that I I've I've kind of gotten redundant saying they still have no idea. It's beyond tone-deaf. I think it's, you know, metal block brought on by supreme arrogance and this sense of overwhelming superiority, they have no idea how trotting Barack Obama out is going to re ignite anti-democrat voters. They have no clue who Trump voters are who Republican voters are in their warped world. They think everybody worships OBE everybody that counts. Worships Obama the way they do. They have no idea the backfire. They have just created by trotting him out..
"mr. obama" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"We're going to begin tonight with something we rarely see two presidents past and present on the campaign trail going off on each other. Former President Barack Obama broke with tradition today by calling out President Trump by name and telling students at the university of Illinois democracy itself is at stake in the midterm elections. Nancy Cortez says there are undermining our alliances cozying up to Russia. What happened to the Republican party? The forty fourth president re entered the political fray informatics fashion accusing his successor of stoking racial division was supposed to stand up to discrimination. And we're sure as heck supposed to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers. How hard can that be saying that Nazis are bad with control of congress at stake? President Obama argued the GOP has lost its way it did not start with Donald Trump. Here's a symptom not the costs. He's just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years. It was a striking turnaround for a man who initially vowed to help President Trump. And who in the mold of past presidents has largely stayed silent. Even as his successor slammed him, I inherited a mess. Obama. Didn't do anything today. Mr Obama sought to settle some of those scores. Let's just remember when this recovery started. Even bringing up that new op Ed by an anonymous top Trump official not doing us a service by actively promoting ninety percent of the crazy stuff that's coming out of this White House. And then saying don't worry, we're preventing the other ten percent. The current president pretended not to notice I watched it. But I fell asleep. I've found is very good. Very good for sleeping. I think he's done to take some credit. He was trying to take credit for this incredible thing that's happening to our country. This was just the first stop on. What? Obama aides promise will be a fall midterm blitz with visits already in the works to California, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Democrats have a shot at retaking the house this fall, and Mr Obama is still arguably their most effective messenger..
"mr. obama" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"The talk which was at misters avoriaz request was carried out over the phone because mr obama was on the campaign trail somare day the iraqi ambassador to the us told the washington times in the conversation the senator urged iraq to delay the deal between iraq and the united states until the new administration was in place he added the mr obama said quote the new administration would have a free hand to opt out close quote of any deal while confirming mr obama has suggested plans on us troops should have congressional approval a spokesman for the democratic candidates campaign denied the more serious claims quote it's obvious wendy mirage obama spokeswoman said that others are trying to mischaracterize mr obama's position what a numerous occasions he's made it perfectly clear that the united states has only one president of the time and if the administration speaks with one voice in the quote so obama's denying with the iraqi officials are saying he said why wasn't there an investigation of collusion why didn't mr bush's fbi plant and inform it in the obama campaign team to make sure nothing illegal was going on i think you get my point here don't you tom from texas said this about relief factor i'm an old guy i don't like having pain slow me and prevent me from riding my bicycle getting into an out of the small aircraft in my work as a flight instructor after taking relief factor my intermittent lower back and left hip pain now are virtually gone people are very skeptical at first my brother was but eighty percent of the people who buy the relief factor quickstart buy again if you can't just do normal things like playing catch with your grandkids because it hurts too much you probably have inflammation also known as the silent killer do something about it relieffactor dot com relieffactor dot com that's relieffactor dot com larry will be right back in the meantime try the three week quickstart only ninety five cents a day for pain relief relieffactor dot com relieffactor dot com.
"mr. obama" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Age in that conversation about collusion but in obstruction whether it has to do with jeff sessions or michael flynn or james komi he is center stage and so those are the ones that are the most interesting just in terms of of going right at the president and his presidency at lake take call now from saint louis missouri mark what's on your mind hi thanks for taking my call i'm i may be a little shortsighted but i kind of trade some of this back to mitch mcconnell statement when mr obama took the presidency that his republicans job was to make sure he didn't get reelected i mean how can anybody run a business or a company when people you're supposed to be working with just refuse to work with you so i think that's the problem with the cricket cricket at this point point john it's a great point it's and it's something i talk about in the article and this is why the the people who misunderstand and think that when you say the presidency is hard it is an excuse for one president or another they misunderstand because when you talk about mitch mcconnell in that case that's something the obama administration felt very keenly which is they didn't have a willing partner in in the republican leadership of of of congress and it's why those analogies between lyndon johnson and any president whether it's bush obama or trump fall flat if you think about ever dirksen who is the republican leader while johnson the president dirksen was a partner with with president johnson on a number of things and obviously mitch mcconnell was not in that same whether it was on nomination to scream court or or on legislation so one of the arguments about the difficulty with the presidency is the changing role of congress and so that would be a strong.
"mr. obama" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"But you're right david that if you if you start with someone who needs to be liked her needs to be loved as the operating premise yet you have someone who's so prone to lashing out and using in certain cases despicable and oftentimes you language that is demeaning to others it's hard to generate at kind of positive feelings i think many of us have been more than a bit surprised sometimes it lindsey's ability to buddy up with them mr trump particularly in light of a number of the consciously ask saberi said i want to be able to talk to brought more measures at mit and he's he's had that stick that skill even after him some of the comments that have been made i think you'll even see chuck schumer has got a working relationship with the president when obviously schumer is one of the uh the foils that mr trump uses but i think we all believe boom did noise way with mr obama dinars route mr bush but they brought to the office of the presidency a level of seriousness a level of thoughtfulness a level of responsibility a whether he agreed with an are not you knew they were serious people tweeting the job seriously i don't think everyone these mr trump and that same light you you you been pretty support among democrats i think you're in like the top five of people who voted with him but maybe maybe perhaps because of the euro on the intelligence committee that hasn't exactly but you are warmth from him well i i i believe strongly that elections have consequences and particularly when it comes to appointees that the president to get his or her team and then it takes she someone to be an outlying air for me to vote against them in i i felt very strongly that president obama should have had more of his team and when republicans just reflexively voted against his nominees i criticised him i felt i was criticizing them for their behaviour i needed a grant this present.
"mr. obama" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Juvenile's to life terms is now unconstitutional however an unconstitutional immigrant program illegally created by mr obama must be continued to upheld and a used as leverage what the democrats to shut down the government the puk resi continues oh yeah thinking about zak with the democrats of charged the republicans with exactly with or will things are treasury with present with us the president would actually like to enforce the law the law as written as approved by congress as signed into law by a sitting president of the united states how dare day how dare they schumer says y'all got i got a commitment to talk about it sometime the next twenty one days i'll point it's amazing the only rational explanation for the shutdown air was democrats believe the president would not be able to resist the urge to intervene and worsen the situation more that the gop base would fold and crumpled lucky cheap suit now this is not a reasonable by the president um i actually did exactly what he should have done now got his keep the pressure on and do not back away the shutdown davila progress nothing with a feeling of dismay oh and they're progressive base those on the left holy smokes or they hontov folks listen to this camera harris democrats are already struggling held a spin this development especially when just three days ago they are at a hard line against funding the government energizing their base where the promise to protect decker recipients but one senate democrats source who asked not to be named so as to discuss private conversations with senators told me that something like reality shone through in the interim the democrat caucus became a grisly are comfortable with he mixed poll numbers on which side will take the blame should the shutdown continue and with democrats edge of republicans in the upcoming midterm election softening continuing the shutdown did not seem to be a worth the gamble instead of asking what was going on he asked the source are democrats would try to frame the day and the.
"mr. obama" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Family how you see the brother i'll we uniform zone in why do i say as they led his son who fighting for america and mr obama was here in mississippi fighting to be and a mere this is amazing amazing piece right here amazing so garnered dame or junior stops to gather himself when he sees the pitch showed up the tough day yes yeah he note to have to come home and liquid will river raise and now reflect back him to members of growing up and it didn't need to happen he's moved by the museums treatment of mississippi's brutal past route come along way and he suck no we can all be prouder ghulam article so today i'll stand he had a very very proud very pleased what have been able to see his brother dennis dang or was eleven at the time with the deal to send the message to tehran's black folks in people's sympathy to black folks despite a confession from one of the klan spent it was more than thirty years before mississippi convicted a kkk grant wizard for gamers murder ellie damer says progress has been slow at it's up to white people now to see it through if they submitted them will stain is that right still in sixty six with syria chang the mississippi but you all or have to take a stand we've already stood now a new controversy has developed after republican governor fell bryant invited president trump to the museums opening georgia congressman john lewis a democrat and civil rights icon has cancelled his plans to participate in saturday's dedication lewis and mississippi democratic congressman benny thompson say it's an insult for trump to be there given his response to white nationalist rallies and other racially divisive comments governor bryant is rejecting calls to revoke the invitation on day should be able land and we're very fight will that he is warned of where this restored the pay this is bryant says the president will honor mississippi with his presence debbie elliott and diarkes.
"mr. obama" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"The may be a pop up showers 72 west little rock now newsradio one or two point nine karn where it's time to play razor picks ninth caller call me now four three three to below ninety one he behalf and final score of the game this weekend the hawks in texas anm good luck on wednesday barack hussein all vented about senate attempts to repeal obamacare he was speaking in new york he said when i see people trying to undo that hardwon progress for the fifty of their sixty of time it's aggravating obama claimed that if republicans were successful it would raise the cost of healthcare it would reduce coverage and it would ray back protections for vulnerable americans it certainly frustrating he said to have to mobilise every couple of months to keep our leaders from inflicting a real human suffering on our concern yeah mr obama it is aggravated and go through the effort to repeal obamacare again the bill to get rid of it should have been put on trump's desk to be signed his first week in office nobody is more frustrated than the voters who sent republicans to congress year after year to get rid of it now aside from that seriously mr obama you have the audacity to issue warnings about reduced healthcare coverage and rising costs obamacare is why americans face out of control prices now it's why millions could not keep their doctors are there plans they liked despite all of your false promise is zero credibility mr obama that's.
"mr. obama" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"While remember nights and the parents ams of lanes are hair all my friends a hair and believe in sierra now my whole life has hannah republicans who disagree with ending the program for good do believe it would be best for congress to put daca or something like it into law in a written state president trump targeted his predecessor for criticism for using executive power to do what congress would not photoop here with congressional leaders the president tossing the ball to those around the table to determine what happens to dreamers i have a love for these people and hopefully now congress will be able to help them and do it properly and i can tell you speaking speaking the members of congress they want to be able to do something and do it right for rock obama initially said his president he could not allow the dreamers to stay by executive order but he did it anyway once the house refused to act on immigration reform in a lengthy facebook statement mr obama wrote to target these young people is wrong because they have done nothing wrong it is selfdefeating because they want to start new businesses staff are labs serving our military and otherwise contribute to the country we love and it is cruel okay the president's leaving it up to congress they introduced a bill back in july number two senate democratic durban in republican senator lindsey graham this may be what we need in congress to get our act together real people something we can put her hands around in the public can understand a real issue with real live people who need us to act decisively it's called the dream act and basically would allow the dreamers now in limbo because of the president's actions to remain eventually offer a pastor citizenship they have no other country other than america there are no more connected to their home country than i am to scotland where my grandfather came from graham from south carolina is a sometimes critic of the president but he believes as does mr trump that president obama was wrong to issue an executive order bob costantini the white house swelled now after the hour america in the morning returns some houston residents are suing the government over.
"mr. obama" Discussed on KOMO
"To authorise that leaves compost in limbo as for her native colombia i just remember my family and my family haven't seen in a while remember nights and i said veins they're all my friends can't believe antiair now my whole life has republicans who disagree with ending the program for good do believe it would be best for congress to put daca or something like it into law in a written statement president trump targeted his predecessor for criticism for using executive power to do what congress would not you know full wap here with congressional leaders the president tossing the ball to those around the table to determine what happens to dreamers i have a love for these people and hopefully now congress will be able to help them and do it properly continuing speaking of members of congress they want to be able to do so they can do it right for rock obama initially said as president he could not allow the dreamers to stay by executive order but he did any way once the house refused to act on immigration reform in a lengthy facebook statement mr obama wrote to target these young people is wrong because they have done nothing wrong it is selfdefeating because they want to start new businesses staff are labs serving our military into otherwise contribute to the country we love and it is cruel okay the president's leaving it up to congress they introduced a bill back in july number two senate democratic durban in republican senator lindsey graham this may be what we need in congress to get our act together real people something we can put her hands surround in the public can understand a real issue of real live people who need us to act decisively it's called the dream act and basically would allow the dreamers now in limbo because of the president's actions to remain eventually offer a path to citizenship they have no other country other than america there are no more connected to their home country than i am to scotland where my grandfather came from graham from south carolina is a sometimes critic of the president but he believes as does mr trump that president obama was wrong to issue an executive order bob costantini the white house swelled now after the hour when america in the morning returns some houston resident these are suing the government over flooding after these messages.
"mr. obama" Discussed on WTMA
"Make certain that you're not taken for granted is that is that the sinn they want to avoid you have a hundred pre madonna but all of those prima god is in the know one thing david's right if you go pass this bill you're going to have to pay of opiant shirts companies there is only one thing worse than the bill quickly which is a bill that failed dope you currence comfortabe makes democrat happy at leaves the roof mr obama and medicaid employees ardy thaddeus gentleman it's seems of when you deal with members legislative body especially these days reporting of president trump and they're worried about how unpopular he is and will it affect them but enlighten me here you've seen the polling is the congress republicans in congress running the risk of being even less popular than donald trump if they don't deliver four the president david well year for now i don't i i wouldn't look at it quite like that barrier lena president number um permanent numbers are not good they're not good good we're gonna crack and they're very problematic with independent may remain pollard in most republicans on holger revenue comoran register poll out of iowa problematic if iowa with a really good faith for the president and underwater there now i mean it with a good fit it wasn't even when safer strike on the caucasus were over hillary would never competitive air despite all the resources they put in now at the republicans don't deliver on things that their voters want they're going to be water fingerpointing blame but not about them delivering for the president every about you know what voters get work they think they paid for with their but i think the president has been a woefully inadequate here in your leadership your the bully pulpit of how you do big things like they're not been engaged in our is not up enough on the policy the things he's out for a lot of the leadership for mike an and tom price there's a very capable under visual but they're not the president and i think that when you.
"mr. obama" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"We need to make investments to try to deal with climate change and those things which just start charity not just because it's the right thing to do but we do it out of our kindness home what these words these are platitudes he says if there are disruptions in those countries and conflicts and bad government four and poverty in this new world we live in we can isolate ourselves we can't hide behind a wall the only thing i understood there was we can't hide behind the wall that's a great lied beautiful but what are they talking about come on mr obama these are words these are platitudes they don't make any impact on me we can't hide behind wall that was a reference to not only the berlin wall which the obviously the polluters hate but it's also a reference to donald trump's desire to build a wall to stop the illegal immigration but i want to tell you something mr obama just by suggesting it just by saying it he is cut illegal immigration by one third one third the number of crossings over the border since donald trump was elected as president he who governs least governs best that has been a republican mantra a republican absolute central core philosophy donald trump just by being donald trump reduced illegal immigration reduced the refugees what did you do mr obama you you gave us trillions of dollars of deficits is what you gave us obama goes on and says with a veiled reference to his successor trump that he had proposed the building of a wall between mexico and the united states he denies climate change is taking place and who is making moves to cut us aid and the budget it's earned him rough applause and as members of the audience were holding up banners they said to obama can we keep you we miss you welcome back mr president you are mr popular without a doubt you are mr popular he says one of the biggest changes and challenges as president of the united states is how you protect your country.