Former President Obama Releases First Statement Since Leaving the White House, Aimed at Trump


Monday, a spokesman for Former President Barrack Obama weighed in on the executive order signed by President Trump that banned travelers from 7 countries who are heavily Muslim. Since the order was issued, protests across the country have been occurring at international airports as refugees, green card holders, students, doctors and many more were turned back to their home country or detained by immigration. The protests have brought thousands of advocates for refugee rights who are calling the ban a ban on Muslims which is unconstitutional as it is bias based on religion.

Kevin Lewis issued the statement on behalf of Obama and stated that, “President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. In his final official speech as president, he spoke about the important role of citizen and how all Americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy — not just during an election but every day.”

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