During Barack Obama’s campaign blitz on Thursday, he dropped a devastating truth bomb on Donald Trump about why the current administration has failed so miserably when it comes to governing the country.
According to the 44th president, Trump’s divisive and offensive campaign doomed his presidency from the start by pitting Americans against one another.
— Sean Colarossi (@SeanColarossi) October 20, 2017
In a 20-second reality check about Trump-style politics, Obama said:
You notice I haven’t been commenting a lot on politics lately, but here’s one thing I know: If you have to win a campaign by dividing people, you’re not gonna be able to govern them. You won’t be able to unite them later if that’s how you start.
While Obama didn’t mention the current president by name, it was clear which campaign he was referring to. Over the last ten months, Trump has proven that the Obama’s theory to be correct.
Trump spent nearly two years during the campaign dividing the country and inflaming tensions, whether it was kicking off his candidacy by insulting Mexican immigrants, encouraging violence against anti-Trump demonstrators, or demonizing Muslims – all to pit angry white voters against the growing minority population in the United States.
By the time Trump was sworn in, it was too late to put the pieces back together and unite the country around a common agenda – and Trump didn’t even try. Instead, the president has continued the same divisive and offensive style of politics, and his presidency has been an epic failure.
With Donald Trump unlikely to change his behavior, it’ll only get worse before it gets better.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.