Barack Obama gives speech today as he receives ethics award

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"You happen to be coming of age during one of those moments", Obama told the audience. "The stakes really are higher. More often, it's manufactured by the powerful and the privileged who want to keep us divided and keep us angry and keep us cynical because it helps them maintain the status quo and keep their power and keep their privilege".

He later added: "This is not normal".

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Republicans said voters won't find Obama's argument appealing.

"They'll promise to clean up corruption and then plunder away; they start to undermine norms that insure accountability and try to chance the rules to enhance their power, and appeal to racial nationalism that is barely veiled". While the former president will be visible throughout the general election, the adviser said that Obama will not be a daily presence on the campaign trail.

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In an unusually blistering attack on his successor, Obama said Americans were living in unsafe times and accused Republicans of threatening democracy, dividing the country, undermining global alliances and cozying up to Russian Federation.

Trump brought up the former president's speech again while he was dancing on the grave of Obamacare's individual mandate, which Republicans eliminated in their tax bill. "I found that he's very, very good for sleeping". That's not how our democracy's supposed to work. "We understand that we energize the other side like very few people do, so we have to be thoughtful about where we campaign". "We're sure as heck supposed to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers!" "How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?"

Obama was referring to Trump's failure to quickly and directly condemn neo-Nazis who marched a year ago in Charlottesville, Virginia. "Better is always worth fighting for", Obama said. "A fear and anger that's rooted in our past but it's also born out of the enormous upheavals that are taking place in your brief lifetimes".

But on Friday, Obama offered his most pointed indictment of the political climate that has formed under the watch of Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress.

"It's supposed to be the party... of fiscal conservatism".

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Obama had long sought to distance himself from the political fights of the Trump era, rarely criticizing the president even as Trump frequently lashed out at his predecessor.

While there have been plenty of big elections in USA history, Obama said the current political climate makes this one different.

"You've got to do more than retweet a hashtag, you've got to vote", he said.

"You can not sit back and wait for a savior", Obama said. "The biggest threat to our democracy is indifference".

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