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Obama on Trump: Even most 8-year-olds know slavery was a bad time for black people


Admiral Barack Obama acutely criticized Republican presidential appointee Donald Trump for adage beforehand this anniversary that the atramentous association is in the affliction appearance it s ever been in before. I anticipate alike best 8-year-olds will acquaint you that accomplished bullwork affair wasn t actual acceptable for atramentous people, Obama told ABC News in an account that aired Friday on Good Morning America. Jim Crow wasn t actual acceptable for atramentous people. What we accept to do is use our history to actuate us to accomplish alike added advance in the future. Obama s comments reflected the advanced abysm amid the Admiral and Trump that came into greater focus this anniversary as chase afresh became a top affair in the 2016 attack afterward baleful badge shootings of African-American men in Oklahoma and North Carolina. Speaking afore a mostly white admirers Tuesday in Kenansville, North Carolina, Trump batten of the charge to rebuild our close cities. Our African-American communities are actually in the affliction appearance that they ve anytime been in before. Ever. Ever. Ever, Trump said. The accent was allotment of a high-profile advance by the Trump attack to bung gaps in poll numbers with boyhood voters, and additionally to win over white voters angry off by alienated address from Trump that critics accept again labeled as racist. Still, the accomplishment has stumbled. By proposing the amplification of the arguable stop-and-frisk affairs as a way to advance burghal policing — and by agreeable in a accessible re-litigation of the bottomless birther altercation that critics labeled racist — Trump spent abundant of the aftermost anniversary accomplishing accident ascendancy with the aforementioned voters he d hoped to attract. All the while, Obama has positioned himself as one of Trump s best articulate critics — and battling Hillary Clinton s better cheerleader. Speaking to reporters aggregate in the Oval Office aftermost Friday, Obama sarcastically absolved Trump s birther capitulation. I was appealing assured about area I was born, I anticipate best bodies were as well, he said. My achievement would be the presidential acclamation reflects added austere issues than that. And the admiral fabricated a added ardent accomplishment to break Trump back he batten at the Congressional Atramentous Caucus bright on Saturday, and said that he would accede it a personal insult to his bequest if atramentous voters didn t about-face out for Clinton.Newest absentee, allotment numbers able for Clinton If I apprehend anybody adage their vote does not matter, that it doesn t amount who we accept — apprehend up on your history. It matters. We ve got to get bodies to vote, Obama said. I will accede it a claimed insult — an insult to my bequest — if this association lets bottomward its bouncer and fails to actuate itself in this election. You appetite to accord me a acceptable sendoff? Go vote. At the event, Obama additionally criticized Trump for application abstract accent back discussing African-Americans, and appropriate that Trump appointment the Smithsonian s new National Building of African American History and Culture for perspective. You may accept heard Hillary s adversary in this acclamation say that there s never been a worse time to be a atramentous person. I mean, he absent that accomplished civics assignment about bullwork or Jim Crow, he said. But we ve got a building for him to visit, so he can tune in. We will brainwash him. Obama speaks at the museum s aperture Friday.