It sure didn’t take long.
Just ten days into the Trump administration, Barack Obama fulfilled his promise to criticize his successor.
And what he did was outrageous – and crossed over into encouraging a revolt against Trump.
Before Obama left office, he declared his intentions to break with tradition and publically criticize Trump.
When George W. Bush left office, he famously said he owed Obama his silence, but Obama showed no such respect for the nation or the Trump presidency.
Days after Trump signed executive orders to restrict travel and the influx of refugees from terrorist hot spots, Obama issued a statement blasting the decision and commended the professional protests staged by the left.
“Kevin Lewis, spokesman for Obama in his post-presidency, said that Obama — who has been threading the balance between the tradition of presidents deferring to their successors and coming out against President Donald Trump on specific issues he considered core values — “is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country.”
It is Obama’s first statement since leaving the White House.
“Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake,” Lewis said.
Lewis highlighted Obama’s past comments against a Muslim ban, but spoke about Trump’s executive order only indirectly.
“With regard to comparisons to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions, as we’ve heard before, the president fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion,” Lewis said.”
Conservatives were not surprised that Obama couldn’t keep his mouth shut.
Some wondered why it even took him ten days before spiting on American tradition.
We all knew Barack Obama wouldn’t be able to keep his mouth shut for much more than week.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 30, 2017
After Trump issued his executive orders to keep dangerous, unvetted Islamists out of America, professional protestors with professionally made signs descended upon the nation’s airports to sow chaos and embarrass the new administration.
These protests turned violent – as most demonstrations do when more than a handful of leftists gather in one place – when a Trump supporter was beaten unconscious at Portland International Airport.
The Daily Wire reports:
“During Sunday night’s anti-Trump protest at the Portland International Airport, one Trump supporter was sucker-punched and left completely unconscious by one of the “tolerant” and “diversity-loving” Leftists.
In the clip below, a camera follows a shouting group of ten or more of the hundreds of anti-Trumpers into the airport looking for trouble when one of the cowards comes up from behind one of the four pro-Trump counterprotesters and hits him in the face. Truly disgusting.”
Obama is encouraging these violent, professional thugs to continue to disrupt America by fomenting a permanent revolt against Trump.