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Barack Obama Campaigns in Canada against Donald Trump

Written by Joe Scudder

He’s not running for office, but Barack Obama campaigns against Trump and against nationalism.

As Barack Obama campaigns internationally against the voters who responded positively to Donald Trump’s “America First” message, it becomes clear that many nations are a bit shaken. Barack Obama’s speeches in foreign countries seem aimed at comforting and encouraging politicians to keep up globalist policies and wait for globalists to take back the Presidency of the United States.

The Daily Mail reports, “Obama delivers a new veiled slap at Trump as he warns – in Canada – that America could descend into ‘extreme nationalism and xenophobia and the politics of us-versus-them’

Former U.S. president Barack Obama delivered an extended, vicious coded critique of his successor Donald Trump on Tuesday in Canada, speaking to an audience of 6,000 fans at an event hosted by the Montreal Board of Trade.

He bashed the rise of ‘extreme nationalism and xenophobia and the politics of “us-versus-them”,’ a clear slap at Trump in the preferred language of American liberals.

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‘And we’re in an environment where we are only accepting information that fits our opinions, instead of basing our opinions on the facts that we receive. And evidence and reason and logic.

In a seeming ad-lib, he cited the 18th-century European as one foundation of modern democracies, and said ‘we should continue to promote those values.’

Obama claimed that in an age when some world leaders are willing to ‘violate our principals because of fear and uncertainty,’ progress – measured by the work of multinational coalitions and institutions’ can’t continue.

‘We have to sustain our alliances. We have to help other countries with their own development,’ he said, without explicitly mentioning Trump’s ‘America First’ philosophy.

The alternative, Obama suggested, would see anti-democratic forces swooping in to fill the voids left by globalist cooperation.

Read the rest of the Daily Mail story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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