The interview comes when Obama reportedly plans to sweep across key battlefield states such as Florida and Wisconsin to give a concluding argument about his former vice president less than three weeks before the election. It is also the latest case in which he has stepped up his rhetoric against Trump. When Obama was once reluctant to speak orally with the president, in recent months he has issued harsh warnings about Trump’s leadership in a fiery speech at the Democratic National Convention and pushed the president into campaign advertisements.
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“The allegations are so absurd that even the Republican-controlled commissions that review them have rejected them. And Attorney General Bar released them, “Obama said. “I’m disappointed that Republicans, who know better, haven’t checked it out.”
Trump’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
Obama also called on conservative media to increase partisanship, arguing that the approach had benefited Trump to the detriment of his party.
“Trump expresses or reflects, and in some ways explicitly exploits and takes over the madness that was pumped through these places every day,” the former president said. “If these things are still being pumped up and Trump is gone, someone else will respond to this market demand. But on the other hand, do I think this must inevitably be the Republican Party? No, I don’t think so. “
Obama has considered Trump’s first foray into spreading mass conspiracies – the false claim that Obama was not born in the United States. The former president said he noticed in his research on his upcoming memoirs, The Promised Land, that Trump was friendly to him during his first few years in office, even going to do a “great job.”
But Obama said that changed when the conspiracy theory of bitterness began, launching the real estate tycoon’s longstanding effort to delegitimize the country’s first black president.
“The man just decided he wanted attention, like whether to promote Celebrity Apprentice or whatever, he looked and saw what it said,” Obama recalled Wednesday, “and he said, ‘Oh, if this Well, people want, I can do it with even less inhibition. … I don’t need a dog whistle, I’ll just say it. “
Obama has also targeted Trump’s foreign policy, arguing that he lacks patience and focus on the job.
“For the past four years, it has not been as if Trump has been so active internationally. I mean, the truth is, he doesn’t have the patience and focus to really change much of US foreign policy, “Obama said. “What he did was systematically try to destroy our entire foreign policy infrastructure.”