…and Obama can’t refrain from praising the protests against his successor.
No surprise there. He does it through a “spokesman,” of course, rather than directly. Here’s the text of the statement:
“President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. In his final official speech as President, he spoke about the important role of citizen and how all Americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy–not just during an election but every day,” Kevin Lewis, Obama’s spokesman, said.
“Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake.”…
“With regard to comparisons to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions, as we’ve heard before, the President fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion,” Lewis added.
Of course, no one discriminated against anyone because of that person’s faith or religion, but this is pure MSM-type obfuscation of the actual issue.
Obama himself has said:
“As an American citizen who cares deeply about our country, if there are issues that have less to do with the specifics of some legislative proposal or battle, but go to core questions about our values and our ideals, and if I think that it’s necessary or helpful for me to defend those ideals, then I’ll examine it when it comes,” Obama said.
And of course, it’s so often “necessary or helpful” for Obama to mouth off, even though previous presidents have respected their successors and/or the office of the presidency itself enough to have desisted. Not Obama.