Barack Obama finally came for Donald Trump’s White House. In a statement released on Facebook, Obama called Trump’s move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) program, which protects 800,000 young migrants from deportation, “cruel” and contrary to “basic decency”. This is the kind of political leadership that our country is sorely lacking right now.
Since vacating the office, Obama has struggled to develop a public voice. His absence from civic life made the news that he would be paid $400,000 for Wall Street speeches all the more frustrating for many supporters. That’s why Obama’s words on Tuesday were a breath of fresh air and perhaps a sign that he is hitting his stride again. Given everything going on in the world, we need him to be heard.
Are you glad Obama is finally speaking out against Trump?