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Barack Obama Slams Donald Trump's Time As US President During Brutal Speech

Barack Obama Slams Donald Trump's Time As US President During Brutal Speech

Former US President Barack Obama has been absolutely scathing during his assessment of his successor.

On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, the 44th President of the United States used his speech to not only praise his former VP and Democratic Presidential hopeful Joe Biden, but also to lambast Donald Trump for the last three and a half years.

Obama told the crowd watching online: "[Trump has] shown no interest in putting in the work, no interest in finding common ground, no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends

"No interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves.

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"I have sat in the Oval Office with both of the men who are running for president. I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously; that he might come to feel the weight of the office and discover some reverence for the democracy that had been placed in his care.

"But he never did.

"Donald Trump hasn't grown into the job because he can't. And the consequences of that failure are severe. 170,000 Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone.

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"Our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before."

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US President Donald Trump responded to the savage remarks before the third night of the DNC got underway after Obama's main talking points were released.

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Trump didn't seem phased and instead said the reason why he was elected was because his predecessor did a terrible job.

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"President Obama did not do a good job. And the reason I'm here is because of President Obama and Joe Biden, because if they did a good job, I wouldn't be here," he said at his evening press conference.

"Probably if they did a good job I wouldn't have even run. I would have been very happy. I enjoyed my previous life very much, but they did such a bad job that I stand before you as president."

Former President Obama used the rest of his speech to praise his 'friend and brother', Joe Biden, who he reckons will pull America back from the brink.

He's asked America to place their trust in Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris as they try to take back the White House.

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"Over eight years, Joe was the last one in the room whenever I faced a big decision," Obama plans to say. "He made me a better president. He's got the character and the experience to make us a better country."

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Topics: News, US News, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Politics

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