Obama expected to publicly slam Trump’s decision to end DACA: report
Former President Barack Obama is expected to come out swinging against President Donald Trump’s decision to end protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States by their parents as children.
According to Politico, Obama plans to post a message opposing Trump’s decision on Facebook, and then promote it on Twitter to his 94 million followers.
The publication notes that, shortly before leaving office, Obama said he would not remain silent if Trump engaged in “efforts to round up kids who have grown up here and for all practical purposes are American kids, and send them someplace else, when they love this country.”
Obama so far has mostly held off on directly criticizing Trump, and so far he has only spoke out publicly to oppose the Republican Party’s efforts to repeal and replace his signature health care legislation. According to Politico, the former president has tried to pick his spots to reenter the national debate, while mostly letting other Democrats take the lead in battling President Trump.