Donald Trump is speaking at a campaign fundraiser for Rep. Kevin Cramer in North Dakota on Friday, and he already has gone off the rails.
Trump’s remarks follow two new developments: his call on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate which administration official wrote the New York Times op-ed, and former President Barack Obama‘s searing indictment of his presidency and the era he has ushered in.
Regarding Obama’s MAGNIFICENT speech, Trump said, “I watched it, but I fell asleep. I found him very good — very good for sleeping. I think he was trying to take some credit, some credit for this incredible thing that’s happening to our country.”
In Obama’s speech he referred to Donald Trump as the “symptom,” not the “cause” for how America became so politically divided.
The former president used most of his speech to talk about America’s progression throughout history while encouraging people to get out and vote because “our democracy depends on it.” Eventually, he said that Trump’s political rise was made possible because of a long-existing trend of political upheaval throughout the country.
“Each time we painstakingly pull ourselves closer to our founding ideas…somebody, somewhere has pushed back,” Obama said. “It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause. He’s just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years. A fear, an anger that’s rooted in our past.”
TRUMP quickly gets to criticizing OBAMA's speech: "I watched it, but I fell asleep. I found him very good — very good for sleeping. I think he was trying to take some credit, some credit for this incredible thing that's happening to our country." pic.twitter.com/FQkX467J0H
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 7, 2018