While campaigning for Tallahassee mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum in Miami, former President Barack Obama dropped a ton of wisdom. The best of his comments are below.
1. On angry Trump supporters
"Why is it that the folks who won the last election are so mad all the time?" the president asked the crowd as a heckler shouted at him from the crowd.
2. On voting's role in fixing the country
Obama: "It's true that one election is not suddenly going to eliminate poverty in this country. One election won't… https://t.co/wly87ACW7T— CNN Politics (@CNN Politics)1541187257.0
The former president acknowledged that "one election is not suddenly going to eliminate poverty," "racism or sexism or homophobia."
Nevertheless, Obama noted that "it'll be a start."
3. The GOP's Puerto Rico flub
"I know Republicans may think that government should only perform a few functions," Obama said, "but one of those functions should be taking care of folks after a hurricane in Puerto Rico."
4. On Trump's migrant caravan "stunt"
Barack Obama: "They're telling you the existential threat to America is a bunch of poor refugees 1,000 miles away."… https://t.co/i49gOrjHye— ABC News (@ABC News)1541186859.0
Donald Trump and the GOP, the former president said, are "telling you the existential threat to America is a bunch of poor refugees 1,000 miles away."
5. On the future
"I'm hopeful that out of this political darkness, I see a great awakening of citizenship all across the country," O… https://t.co/UF0RNaYJ7y— CNN Politics (@CNN Politics)1541186809.0
Obama said that he hopes when America is "out of this political darkness," it will see "a great awakening of citizenship all across the country."