The blows between presidents keep coming. We’ve just had the Trump response on Twitter to President Obama’s remarks, but they are not over yet. In this election, Obama says, America’s democracy is at stake.
“The right to vote is sacred,” he says, “And we should be making it easier for people to cast their ballot, not harder.”
“None of this should be controversial. These shouldn’t be Republican principles or Democratic principles. They’re American principles. But at this moment, this president and those who enable him, have shown they don’t believe in these things.”
Echoing his wife – former First Lady Michelle Obama who spoke on Monday night – President Obama then urges Americans to vote.
“This president and those in power – those who benefit from keeping things the way they are – they are counting on your cynicism. They know they can’t win you over with their policies,” he says. “So they’re hoping to make it as hard as possible for you to vote, and to convince you that your vote doesn’t matter. That’s how they win.”