President Trump hits back at Barack Obama after he accused him of spreading fear, hatred and racism in the United States.
In his first public statement since mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, Obama didn’t mention President Trump, but told Americans “we are not helpless” in the face of the country’s high frequency of mass shootings.
“And until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening,” former President Obama wrote.
He also advised Americans to also denounce the language of “leaders who demonise those who don’t look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as subhuman”.
Such language had “been at the root of most human tragedy throughout history”, Barack Obama added, and had “no place in our politics and our public life”.
Anyone who knows President Donald Trump knew that he would not sit well and today President Trump hit back at his predecessor.
On Tuesday, President Trump cited a segment from show Fox & Friends in response to Obama’s attacks, quoting host Brian Kilmeade as saying: “Did George Bush ever condemn President Obama after Sandy Hook President Obama had 32 mass shootings during his reign. Not many people said Obama is out of Control. Mass shootings were happening before the President even thought about running for Pres.”
“‘It’s political season and the election is around the corner. They want to continue to push that racist narrative.’ @ainsleyearhardt @foxandfriends And I am the least racist person. Black, Hispanic and Asian Unemployment is the lowest (BEST) in the history of the United States!” Trump added.