He was gone for ten days. Ten days! He couldn’t just go enjoy his retirement? Obama wants to be the celebrity. That’s all he’s ever wanted. Not seeing his name in the news for a few days really got to him. He should get used to it.
Breaking his silence only 10 days after he left office, former President Barack Obama backed nationwide protests against President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration Monday.
In a strongly worded statement issued through a spokesman, Obama said he was “heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country.”
“Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake,” he said.
Shortly afterward, Acting Attorney General Sally Yates — a holdover from the Obama administration — sent a memo to Justice Department lawyers ordering them not to defend the executive order against several legal challenges that were filed over the weekend.
— Kevin Lewis (@KLewis44) January 30, 2017