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DNC 2020: Obama says Trump treats US presidency like a ‘reality show’

Philadelphia (VOFNEWS)– Former president Barack Obama accused president Trump of treating the US presidency like “one more reality show”, in a speech to the Democratic National convention.

Barack Obama said that his Republican successor “hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t”.

On Wednesday night, Former president Obama  unleashed possibly his most scathing attack yet about Mr Trump, speaking live from the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

He said: “He has [Mr Trump] shown no interest in putting in the work. No interest in finding common ground.

“No interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends.

“No interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves.”

He also said that the consequences of Mr. Trump presidency have been “our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before”.

“Do not let them take away your power,” he implored American voters. “Do not let them take away your democracy.”

Mr. Obama said that he fully supports Joe Biden but is concerned about engagement among younger voters and especially voters of colour, according to the Associated Press news agency.

But Mr Obama warned 4 years ago at the time even he was still in office that he would regard it as a “personal insult” if Americans elected Mr Trump, then the Republican candidate and a former star of TV’s The Apprentice.

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The 44th president has become gradually more outspoken about his successor as he has watched him dismantle his legacy.

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