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Former President Barack Obama: Trump is a liar and incited insurrectionists

This news story was published on January 7, 2021.
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Former President Barack Obama

CHICAGO – Former President Barack Obama joined the chorus of Americans holding Donald Trump and his sycophants accountable for the violence and seditious behavior committed at the United States capitol Wednesday.

Statement from President Obama:

History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation. But we’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise.

For two months now, a political party and its accompanying media ecosystem has too often been unwilling to tell their followers the truth — that this was not a particularly close election and that President-Elect Biden will be inaugurated on January 20. Their fantasy narrative has spiraled further and further from reality, and it builds upon years of sown resentments. Now we’re seeing the consequences, whipped up into a violent crescendo.

Right now, Republican leaders have a choice made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy. They can continue down this road and keep stoking the raging fires. Or they can choose reality and take the first steps toward extinguishing the flames. They can choose America.

I’ve been heartened to see many members of the President’s party speak up forcefully today. Their voices add to the examples of Republican state and local election officials in states like Georgia who’ve refused to be intimidated and have discharged their duties honorably. We need more leaders like these — right now and in the days, weeks, and months ahead as President-Elect Biden works to restore a common purpose to our politics. It’s up to all of us as Americans, regardless of party, to support him in that goal.

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6 Responses to Former President Barack Obama: Trump is a liar and incited insurrectionists

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    One of the greatest Presidents and human being EVER!!!!!

  2. Tiny Tim Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    And you also called for social chaos first followed by Hillary. That was the beginning of the social unrest. It continues. Just put everybody on ‘mute’ and watch the visual images. Same sh!t, different day. Both political parties are two heads to the same snake. Greed is your hallmark. The last 25 years has all but proven that your on the WRONG path. And the destruction continues. You put the country first, before it’s PEOPLE! Backwardness leads to insular stupidity. Cheaters lose. Fakers.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 5:20 pm

      Your girlfriend nickname you tiny tim?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 8, 2021 at 8:35 pm

        maybe your girlfriend did compared to me

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Jump on the band wagon oh great one

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 10:20 am

    That’s funny considering tRump handed world power over to China with his inability to be leader of the country that held the title before he became pResident.