What a cheap shot…
Obama went after Donald Trump — in a commencement speech — at Rutgers.
Obama told the students building walls won’t improve things.
(He must have not noticed the White House was raising its fence.)
President Obama used his commencement speech at Rutgers University to tear into Donald Trump’s trade agenda, his Muslim ban, and his planned wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
As he did at an address at Howard University earlier this spring, the president went straight after Trump’s most controversial policies after the usual bromides hailing graduates and name-dropping their favorite greasy spoons and watering holes.
‘The world is more interconnected than ever before. And it’s becoming more connected every day. Building walls won’t change that,’ Obama said.
‘To help ourselves, we’ve got to help others, not pull up the drawbridge and try to keep the world out,’ Obama said.
Obama said only by cooperating with other countries could the United States make sure other countries don’t cheat on trade deals or steal copyrights.
Trump regularly blasts trade deals, including the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiated by Obama, as a ripoff.
Obama didn’t mention Trump by name, but he did go after his proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S.
‘It won’t boost our economy and it won’t enhance our security either – isolating or disparaging Muslims, suggesting they will be treated differently when it comes to entering this county,’ he said.
Obama even seemed to go after Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan.
‘It’s part of human nature, especially in times of change and uncertainty to want to look backs and long forgotten imaginary past when everything worked and the economy worked,’ Obama said.
And America did pretty much whatever it wanted around the world. Guess what it ain’t so? The good old days weren’t all that good.’
So, does anything this guy says make sense?
Does cooperating with other nations make it less likely they won’t steal trade secrets?
Really? What complete rubbish!