With the 2020 election just weeks away now, former President Barack Obama has been increasing the frequency and the ferocity of his criticisms of the current administration.
No. 44 had stayed relatively quiet early in the race, holding off on endorsing his own former Vice President Joe Biden until just recently. Outside of that public statement, the former President has only made a few quips regarding Trump, often during speaking appearances and in purported private conversations.
But now that we’re in the home stretch of this already-heated election, it appears that the gloves are coming off.
Former President Barack Obama is continuing to urge Americans to vote by mail, accusing President Donald Trump and his administration of “suppressing the vote” rather than “suppressing a virus” as Congress has yet to deliver the next coronavirus relief measure.
“Everyone depends on the USPS. Seniors for their Social Security, veterans for their prescriptions, small businesses trying to keep their doors open. They can’t be collateral damage for an administration more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus,” Obama said on social media on Friday[…]
Obama followed that statement up with another, imploring Democrats to work around these perceived issues.
“If you’re in a state where you have the option to vote early, do that now,” he continued. “The more votes in early, the less likely you’re going to see a last minute crunch, both at polling places and in states where mail-in ballots are permitted. Then tell everyone you know”
Liberals have long insisted that President Trump is attempting to “rig” the election by affecting the way in which the Postal Service operates, and it appears as though Barack Obama is ready and willing to disseminate this talking point.
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