Barack Obama’s post-Presidency commentary continues to appall millions of Americans.
He’s taken steps to undermine Trump.
Now he gave a speech where he laid out his true loyalties.
Obama delivered remarks at the Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul where he discussed the state of world affairs.
And in his speech he attacked Trump for withdrawing from the Paris global warming accords and stated that the liberal international order was the only choice.
“At the conference, where Obama met with his “old friend,” former President Lee Myung-bak, the former president took a jab at Trump over his decision to remove the U.S. from the Paris climate change agreement and expressed his belief in an “international order.”
“In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history to fight climate change — an agreement that, even with the temporary absence of American leadership, will still give our children a fighting chance,” Obama said.
“Democracy is hard,” Obama said. “Progress does not move in a straight line. Its gains are often fragile.”
“But the future does not favor the strongman,” Obama said. “I believe deeply that the liberal international order; order based not just on military power or national affiliations, but on principles — the rule of law, human rights and individual freedoms — is the only choice.”
This was the second time Obama used his trip to Asia to promote globalism and attack Trump.
When he was in Indonesia, he attacked the idea of nationalism.
The Guardian reports:
“The former US president said some countries had adopted “an aggressive kind of nationalism” and “increased resentment of minority groups”, in a speech in Indonesia on Saturday that could be seen as a commentary on the US as well as Indonesia.
“It’s been clear for a while that the world is at a crossroads. At an inflection point,” Obama said, telling a Jakarta crowd stories of how much the capital had improved since he lived there as a child.
But he said that increased prosperity had been accompanied by new global problems, adding that as the world confronts issues ranging from inequality to terrorism, some countries – both developed and less developed – had adopted a more aggressive and isolationist stance.
“If we don’t stand up for tolerance and moderation and respect for others, if we begin to doubt ourselves and all that we have accomplished, then much of the progress that we have made will not continue,” he said.
“What we will see is more and more people arguing against democracy, we will see more and more people who are looking to restrict freedom of the press, and we’ll see more intolerance, more tribal divisions, more ethnic divisions, and religious divisions and more violence.”
Obama is fully embracing his role as a citizen of the world.
He’s endorsing values that play well globally – open borders, free trade and so-called “tolerance” – but they often come at the expense of Americans.
Critics were especially outraged that Obama delivered these remarks over the Fourth of July holiday.
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