Obama argued that Trump is "capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years, a fear, an anger that is rooted in our past, but is also borne in our enormous upheavals that have taken place in your brief lifetimes".
Obama's Saturday appearance - only his second after ripping into President Donald Trump in an IL speech - reflects how high the stakes are in California's Orange County, known for Disneyland, surfing and right-wing politics.
The Republican National Committee, for its part, responded to Obama's speech by saying, "President Obama stepped back into the spotlight to make the case that our country is on the wrong track".
Lamenting the current political climate, Obama said that Trump was a "symptom, not a cause".
Noting the history of former presidents avoiding the rough and tumble of politics, Obama acknowledged his sharp critique of Trump was something of a departure from tradition.
Vice President Mike Pence says it's disappointing that Obama is back on the campaign trail criticizing Trump.
Appearing in Southern California on Saturday, the former president took another swipe at his successor as he raised his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House. "We are Americans. We're supposed to stand up to bullies, not follow them", he said to applause.
"If we don't step up, things can get worse", Obama warned the crowd in Anaheim on Saturday.
Obama also unloaded on the Republican Party, saying that it has become a home for the politics of "division, of resentment and paranoia" and that its members are abdicating their responsibilities by doing nothing "when the president does something insane". Rep. Steve Stivers welcomed Obama's return, saying that his presence "fired up Republicans like nobody", and would unite the party in the run-up to November's contentious midterm elections.
Obama delivered a speech Friday at the University of IL that included several broadsides at Trump while rarely mentioning his name.
In an unusually blistering attack on his successor, Obama said Americans were living in risky times and accused Republicans of threatening democracy, dividing the country, undermining global alliances and cosying up to Russian Federation.
For months, the 44th president has been a model of patience and restraint under a barrage of criticism and attacks -- sometimes personal and unfounded -- launched by the man who succeeded him.
Barack Obama with sister Auma Obama and President Uhuru Kenyatta when he visited Kenya on Sunday, July 15 since he finished his presidential term.
"You can be the generation that at a critical moment stood up and reminded us just how precious this experiment in democracy really is, just how powerful it can be when we fight for it, when we believe in it", he said". "It's radical. It's a vision that says our protection of our power is all that matters", Obama said.
"The biggest threat to our democracy ... is not one individual, it is not one big super PAC billionaires", he said.
He says, "I'm not making that up".
"What happened to the Republican Party?" he asked rhetorically.
"I found he's very good for sleeping", Trump added.
While the former president will be visible throughout the general election, the adviser said that Obama will not be seen daily throughout the campaign. He'll next travel to California for an event with seven House candidates in Orange County. In the other Orange County race, Gil Cisneros, a Democratic philanthropist and Navy veteran, is vying for an open seat created by retiring Republican Ed Royce.
Posters on major roads commemorated the anniversary and crews were seen patching the road between the airport and the city center. The games are also a time-tested source of tourist dollars for North Korea.
Williams was then handed a point penalty in the sixth game after breaking a racquet, which was her second code violation. Serena Williams hugs Naomi Osaka , of Japan, after Osaka defeated Williams in the women's final of the U.S.
He added that a one Rupee per litre cut in tax would result in revenues being hit by Rs 30,000 crore on an annualised basis. Petrol per litre today was priced at Rs 80.73 in Delhi , Rs 83.61 in Kolkata, Rs 88.12 in Mumbai and Rs 83.91 in Chennai.
It was really kind of odd because I don't normally look at leaderboards, but I looked all day and I felt so solid", Bradley said . He will have an unexpected week off before joining the American team for the September 28-30 Ryder Cup in Paris.
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The Browns went three-and-out on their first three drives in overtime. -Cincinnati came from behind to defeat Indianapolis 34-23. Harrison wasn't the only offending Cleveland player as the Browns were called for 11 penalties for 87 yards.
In the terrifying footage several big-rigs are seen attempting to back up and escape the fire, but traffic was at a standstill. Authorities said Friday that a 45-mile (72-kilometer) section of Interstate 5 would remain closed at least until Sunday.
Or maybe I'm just caring more about things that really matter - like my family, like people's health, like life and death. They were oversized with leather sleeves. exactly what you'd expect a high school senior to be wearing.
But Lee didn't bite-"as a defense we said, don't bite the cheese"-hung back and leaped to snag the pass high in the air". Darron Lee returned an interception for a touchdown, and Andre Roberts scored on a 78-yard punt return 67 seconds later.
Emergency officials say they're keeping a close eye on the forecast and where to move resources to respond to the storm. Over the weekend , the governors of Virginia , North Carolina and SC declared states of emergency, according to CNN .
Florence is moving toward the west near 6 miles per hour (9 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today. While there is potential for tropical storm force winds in the Valley, the biggest threat by far here would be flooding.
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The team will be best able to support requests for assistance from local agencies and respond to the storm as needed. Video: North Carolina National Guard troops have been activated as New Hanover County declares a state of emergency.
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This will only be possible on Wednesday when Apple will present the new products at the Steve Jobs Theater on their own campus. If Apple doesn't announce them at its upcoming iPhone event, they will probably be unveiled at a separate event in October.
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Nagy and Vic Fangio deserve credit for calling a masterful first half that put the Packers all the way back against the wall. Jon Gruden said at his introductory press conference way back in January that he just wanted to coach football.
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Xander Schauffele is making the last one a little more hard . "It turned into even par, which is not what I needed to do today". Both Woods and McIlroy faded Friday. "It was one of those days where it was out there", McIlroy said.
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Advisers to President Donald Trump entertained the idea, briefly discussing it among themselves, according to the Times . His communications director also tweeted that "The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds".