Barack Obama Rebukes Donald Trump Publicly For First Time

WATCH LIVE: Obama Kicks Off Midterm Push In Illinois

WATCH LIVE: Obama Kicks Off Midterm Push In Illinois

"He is just capitalising on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years". He added that when there is a vacuum in democracy, "other voices fill the void".

"Out of this political darkness I am seeing a great awakening of citizenship all across the country", Obama said. When Obama began to describe what he thought was the biggest issue, a man in the audience yelled, "Trump".

Obama's speech at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California, a region traditionally held by Republicans, was a stump for Democrats Josh Harder, TJ Cox, Katie Hill, Gil Cisneros, Katie Porter, Harley Rouda and Mike Levin. "We have a chance to flip the House of Representatives; to say 'Enough is enough'".

Jedediah Bila said this was a reminder of the "professorial" lecturing from Obama that people got exhausted of contrasted with how Trump "speaks with people".

The former president said the current state of Washington politics "did not start with Donald Trump".

"It shouldn't be Democratic or Republican to say that we don't target groups of people because of what they look like or how they pray", Obama said.

"The stakes are high in this election", Obama warned, referring to the congressional elections that will be seen as a referendum on the presidential administration of Donald Trump and Republican rule in Washington.

Most of what he said was highlighting the importance of the upcoming election.

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Obama also said the biggest threat to USA democracy is not one individual, nor is it wealthy political supporters.

Casting aside the typical low profile of a former president, Mr Obama returned to the campaign trail on Friday in IL to help Democrats running in the upcoming midterm elections.

The former United States leader has a long rivalry with Trump, and the incumbent was key proponent of the conspiracy theory that Obama was not born in the U.S., which if true would have rendered him ineligible to hold office.

But on Saturday, he said Democrats have a chance to woo independents and Republicans unhappy with the direction of the party.

"There is a phrase that we used to use [when I was governor] for staff that acted this way, and it's called 'we know better, '" Paterson said.

Statewide, Clinton beat Trump in California by more than 4 million votes.

The only thing they have to do, Obama said, is "show up". In the social media targeted clip, he said that "basic norms and principles" have been "increasingly violated" and pushed young people to get out and vote. After a particularly brutal loss in the 2010 midterms - 63 House seats and six Senate seats - Obama said the party had received a "shellacking".

Following his California visit, Obama will travel to OH next Thursday for an event for Richard Cordray, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in OH, and he is also slated to headline a campaign event in Pennsylvania later this month, and a NY fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an organization led by former Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama's longtime friend.

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