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Obama, in scathing Trump rebuke, warns democracy on the line

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 15:40:27-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has painted a unsparing portrait of American democracy on the brink if President Donald Trump wins in November.

Obama warned in a scathing, and at times emotional, address Wednesday that his successor is both unfit for office and apathetic about the nation’s founding principles.

His comments during the Democratic convention amounted to a damning assessment of his successor, intended to jolt Democrats into rallying around Joe Biden and doing whatever it takes to vote.

His address was also a call to action to a weary and anxious nation, particularly younger Americans frustrated with a government that may often appear out of touch with their interests.