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.
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.
‘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.
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